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Austintown trustee wants meeting on racino

Published: Tue, July 9, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m.

Austintown trustee wants meeting on racino

YOUNGSTOWN — With a stalemate on creating a joint economic development district to share tax money at a racino under construction in Austintown, Trustee Jim Davis requested today a meeting of officials from the township, Youngstown and Penn National Gaming Inc. to discuss the matter.

Under the city’s plan, Youngstown and Austintown would share money collected from an income tax on workers at Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course, opening next year in the township, and a profit tax on money made by Penn National at the racino. State law permits cities and townships to form a JEDD to impose taxes in exchange for needed infrastructure, such as water and sewer lines, from the city.

Township trustees don’t support the plan, but Davis, chairman of the board of trustees, said today he contacted Penn National officials seeking a meeting with company, township and city officials.

“If the township trustees ask us to meet and talk, we would certainly accommodate them,” said Bob Tenenbaum, a Penn National spokesman. “They’ve been extremely cooperative with us.”

When told of Davis’ request by a Vindicator reporter, Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone said, “Have him call me and the two of us can talk. Then we’ll see if we need to talk to Penn National.”

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


1redeye1(5662 comments)posted 3 years ago

Don't give in to Thugstown, They will screw you in the end.

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2janeyblue3(85 comments)posted 3 years ago

Just say no !!! Mr. Mayor is pretty full of himself. According to another news source,everyone likes him. Is that a fact Chuck ? You are nothing but a bullying thug.
Go demolish what is left of Youngstown. Then build it back up. It should be viable in a million years. That's how long it will take for the vermin to die off. Keep dreaming Chuck.

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3DSquared(1788 comments)posted 3 years ago

Can you say "Shakedown"?

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4AtownAugie(891 comments)posted 3 years ago

Mr Davis: On this issue, you might consider following Ms Oles' lead. (And please recall that no response sometimes is the best response.)

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51970mach1(1005 comments)posted 3 years ago

Don't give in, Austintown!

Fight to keep Austintown as independent as possible from Youngstown.

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6busyman(239 comments)posted 3 years ago

No problem. Here is the fix. Wait until McNally gets in office as mayor of Youngstown. Put him on the Racino's payroll and all is well. Just give him the same deal that the Cafaro's gave him for trying to keep the county offices up on the east side with all the trash and put good workers in harms way and poor working conditions.

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7Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 3 years ago

For every dollar made in the valley Youngstown city wants 50 cents

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8TB(1167 comments)posted 3 years ago

Will Sammarone And Youngstown Clean Up The West Side That Directly Borders Austintown With This Money?

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