Traficant outlines plan to purchase more property for casino

James A. Traficant Jr. has helped two Indian nations purchase additional property in North Jackson and Lordstown for a proposed gambling casino.

The former congressman said today a metal barn on a 72-acre site on Lordstown on the corner of Lyntz and Salt Springs roads would be the site of the first casino.

Traficant contends he has come to terms on a 182.9-acre location on Bailey Road and Mahoning Avenue in North Jackson for the nations. The proposed project also could include a bank, indoor amusement park, hotel, convention center and data center.

Indian gambling casinos aren’t permitted in Ohio under state or federal law. But Traficant contends attorneys for the Indian nations are in discussions with federal officials about getting approval for the casino. He declined to discuss those talks.

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