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May 7, 2014

Area residents, groups to speak at casino hearing

NEW CASTLE — Some 55 individuals and organizations have registered to speak tomorrow at the Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort Public Input Hearing.

The list was released yesterday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Board, which will conduct the hearing at 10 a.m. at the Community Center in Mahoning Township on Route 224.

The public will have the opportunity to speak for and against a proposed multimillion racetrack/casino complex to be constructed by Endeka Entertainment and Penn National Gaming along Route 422 at Route 551 and Baird Road

Among those registered is a sizable contingent from Washington County, the home of The Meadows racetrack.

Following is the list of speakers. The list does not reflect the actual order of speakers:

•Community Group Representatives:

Janet E. Falotico (Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency)

Linda D. Nitch (Lawrence County Economic Development Corp)

Frank E. Telesz, Jr. (IBEW Local Union 712)

Dewitt M. Peart (Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development)

Samuel J. Angelucci (Lawrence County Board of Realtors)

Samuel J. Giannetti (West Central Job Partnership Inc.)

Dean H. Kind (Beaver/Lawrence Farm Bureau )

Dr. Nicholas C. Neupauer (president, Butler County Community College)

Thomas F. McCosby (Lawrence County Builders Association)

Robert L. McCracken (Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce)

Lawrence Corvi  (New Visions for New Castle)

David C. Copper (Cray Youth and Family Services)

Scott Rondeau (Crystal Lake Foundation)

Standardbred Breeders Association of PA

Peg Wilson (Greater Washington County Food Bank)

J. R. Shaw (Washington County Chamber of Commerce)


Julia M. Cole

Edward P. Donofrio

RIchard K. Craig

Regina M. Hiler

Pete Montini

the Rev. James A. Downs

John M. Donnelly

Ronald A. Rizzo

Gary Cangey

Sean A. Sullivan

Kathleen Kwolek

Kevin Decker

Fred Branovan

Tom Diehl

Kevin P. Brogan

Evelyn P. Ward

Craig A. Clark

Jeffrey Favre

•State Legislators:

Rep. Chris Sainato

Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr.

Rep. Jaret Gibbons

•Local Government Representatives:

Lawrence County Commissioner Daniel J. Vogler

District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa

Mahoning Township Supervisor Vito J. Yeropoli

Lawrence County Controller David C. Gettings

Wampum Councilman James L. Ferrante

Mahoning Township Supervisor Gary Pezzuolo

John Todorich (Lawrence County Regional Council of Governments)

Mahoning Township Supervisor Mark Sackin

Edward Weber (Lawrence County Planning Commission)

New Castle Mayor Anthony G. Mastrangelo

Mahoning Township Police Chief James B. Morris Jr.

Mercer County Commissioner John N. Lechner

Louis M. Perrotta, Mahoning Township solicitor

David Richards (New Castle Area Transit Authority)

Washington County Commissioner Diana L. Irey Vaughan

Washington County Commissioner Harlan G. Shober, Jr.

William R. McGowen (Washington County Redevelopment Authority)

Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi

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