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BREAKING NEWS | Ohio Racing Commission delays work on Austintown racino

Published: Wed, March 27, 2013 @ 11:50 a.m.

COLUMBUS — Construction on a planned Austintown racino and its projected opening date have been delayed after state racing officials declined to OK a relocation permit today and instead asked Penn National Gaming to add 650 indoor seats to the facility.

Steve Snyder, senior vice president of corporate development, said there is no room for additional seating for the building as proposed, and the company will have to start over on plans for the Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course.

The redesign process will take four to six months or more.

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1redeye1(4560 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Just close it down now!

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2DwightK(1263 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Why did they wait until construction season to worry about the seating? It's like the state government doesn't want investment in Northeast Ohio.

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3NoBS(1959 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Dwight - you guessed it!!! Kasich wants all the money to go to the areas that supported him, and none to the areas that didn't. That's why he wants to relocate the Turnpike money to Columbus and Cincinnati.

This racino is just more of the same.

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4harleydog(215 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

NoBS you are an idiot. I suprised you aren't blaming George Bush also.

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5redeye1(4560 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

NoBS This area is all for the jackass party. This suppose to be a racetrack , not a casino. That is what the license is for., not a casino. So I'm all for the racing commission standing their ground. A rule is a rule, just because it's the valley Why they should be allow to break it. NO!

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6jbyrd1960(49 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

The best thing that could happen is they take this blood sucking casino elsewhere. It's only going to destroy the area around it. Y-town has enough drug dealers and prostitution, now Austintown/Niles will have more. It's already been proven just look at the areas outside suroundings of every cosino you know of. Eather it's in knowmans land, or in the slums. And trust me, it wasn't slums prior to the casino.

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