Commission Chairman Robert Schmitz seems more concerned with proving who's in charge of the Racing Commission than he is with the accommodations of the horses. I think Penn National is correct in their estimates. 760 stalls is adequate to start with. Additional stalls can be added if needed. In the meantime, they could broker a deal with Mahoning County to rent unused stalls at the Fairgrounds. How many of those stalls sit empty all year with the exception of Fair week or few Horse shows?
November 22, 2013 at 5:56 a.m.
The need to add some clearly marked Handicapped parking spaces. There are none in the current lot.
November 3, 2013 at 8:27 a.m.
October 29, 2013 at 5:49 a.m.
Do the other Tracks actually use all of their stalls?
October 25, 2013 at 6:02 a.m.
The lights at Midlothian and Rush Blvd. and Midlothian and Erie Street were replaced about 8 years ago. Before they were replaced the timing of the lights was "Perfect". Traffic flow kept moving and you spent a minimal amount of time waiting for the light, especially if you were making a left turn onto Rush or Erie. After the lights were replaced cars are constantly backed-up waiting to make left-hand turns. I wish the so called "Traffic Engineers" would have taken a closer look at the traffic flow before they go and change things. I'm guessing that these lights are the ones that are going to be "Removed". I will bet that the instances of traffic accidents will increase at these 2 intersections.
October 20, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.
I wonder if the "child endangering" charge is really necessary. I'm willing to bet the 12 year old knows way more about Snakes and Reptiles than most "Experts" in Zoo's.
October 12, 2013 at 6:52 a.m.
Let's get Ben Lupo to re-open his injection well to help make the "Earthquake Drill" a little more realistic.
October 4, 2013 at 5:43 a.m.
One of the reasons that Health Care is so costly. There seems to be X-ray Imaging centers on every corner in Boardman, along with all the ones scattered throughout the area and in the Hospitals. Do we really need so many expensive X-Ray, Cat-Scan and MRI machines in the area? Are there enough Patients to justify so many facilities? Someone has to pay for all of this equipment along with buildings to house the equipment and staff to operate it.
September 24, 2013 at 5:50 a.m.
The Aussie's are getting it right.... http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/09/07...
September 9, 2013 at 5:41 a.m.
I hope the School District and the Austintown Police have worked out a Plan B to avoid any major traffic issues during the first week or two. Have the police ready to direct traffic in case it's needed for the first few days until people get acquainted with the new traffic patterns.
August 6, 2013 at 5:45 a.m.