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Mahoning commissioners balk at endorsing Traficant’s casino plan



Published: Thu, October 14, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m.

Mahoning County commissioners declined James A. Traficant Jr.’s plea today to immediately pass legislation endorsing a proposed Indian gambling casino in the county.

The commissioners said they need more details on the proposal than what Traficant, a former congressman, gave them today.

Those details could come at Tuesday meeting at a Jackson Township trustees meeting.

Traficant said he’d discuss the proposal at that meeting.

“I personally need more details; it’s a little complex,” said Commissioner Anthony Traficanti, who used to work for Traficant.

Indian gambling casinos aren’t permitted in the Mahoning Valley under state or federal law.

Traficant is working with two Indian nations to build a casino, hotel, convention center, bank and possibly an indoor amusement park in North Jackson on the corner of Bailey Road and Mahoning Avenue.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1davybabyboy(6 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I love you Jimbo!!!!!!!!!!
You have my vote

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2Billybob21(96 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

GO JImbo doing what he always did bring things to the mahoning valley. Lets see he helped bring money for the chevy center, Center street bridge, money for cafaro field, 7-11 connector the list goes on and on. He has my vote

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3AKAFR1(322 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I am sure that the commissioners won't balk at accepting the tax revenue if the casino is built.

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4mrblue(969 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

The commissioners are not going to pass legislation because they fear a backlash at the polls when their terms expire and they come up for re- election. Guess what guys, you are going to be voted out anyway.

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5Attis(864 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Mahoning County Commissioners decline to endorse a project which promises some 1000 new jobs and millions in new tax revenue?! This should be a no-brainer, even for those without one.

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6pak1116(16 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

"Indian gambling casinos aren’t permitted in the Mahoning Valley under state or federal law." Don't the county commissioners have better things to do than listen this crackpot felon's schemes - they shouldn't even have allowed him to speak at the meeting. The same people on this board who cheer on the pork this felon brought to Youngstown are the same ones who criticize Tim Ryan for doing the same thing.

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7atek101(77 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

This is a joke. How is this even news?

The title should be "Corrupt ex-Politician Proposes Pipe Dream"

Putting this in the paper only encourages him.

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8theCaliforniaKid(56 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Okay then have it both ways. If IT TAKES A THIEF to bust one, Jim is the man to send to congress. If you believe that about him, he should have no troubel finding the small number of crooks, ahnging out in DC for sanctuary - SANCTUARY! SANCTUARY! - while meanwhile, lining their pockets stealing money that had to first be borrowed..so there'd be some to steal. Or, if like me your just plain nuts to believe he got framed, then a man of such stamina can save what's left of Constitutional process in this country and founded on the Holy Bible. I personally disagree with expanding gaming licenses, much preferring scaling them back. Also, I support Israel more unconditionally than our former congressman, convicted felon, ex-con, and-you-supply-the-balance-of-missing derogatory-labels labels missing from the shopping list of name-calling lovingly and ceaselessly being directed at our mild-mannered Mahoningian, but I certainly loved hearing from him each morning by C-SPAN when he was letting his..FREAK-FLAG/ SQUIRREL-THING FLY! Thank you..for Bob Dylan's grandmother..over here on drums. I FEE-EEL, etc., etc.

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9USMC0331(150 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

There is no such thing as an "honest" politician! Lol! If you think different you are insane. The people who make the most sense and can actually do something never make it in politics. I heard a man speak when the last presidential election was just starting. There were many people biding for the go ahead for their parties votes. And though I only heard him speak for 15 mins I liked what I was hearing. Ron Paul made more sense of anyone I've heard talk in recent years. But of course not many people know who he is. We need to get away from this left wing right wing crap and start doin what's best for the nation and for the local counties and cities. A little common sense would do wonders. I think people are too smart for their own good. The problem is we have all these law makers, politicians and CEOs with 5 different college degrees (phd's masters) that are so smart but couldn't figure their way out of a wet paper bag.

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