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Erie track objects to license for local proposal
An Erie racetrack’s attorney contends the state should conduct a public hearing for the proposed local racetrack and casino. Presque Isle Downs Inc. filed a petition Monday with the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, contesting the commission’s awarding of a conditional license to Endeka Entertainment for Lawrence Downs Casino and Racetrack planned for Mahoning Township.
State Supreme Court asked to review Jordan Brown case
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has been asked to review a lower court’s ruling that overturned the conviction of Jordan Brown. Defense attorneys do not believe the case will be heard.
Track developers in compliance for license
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission Friday gave Endeka Entertainment more time to find a horsemen’s association. In October, the commission transferred the license to operate a racetrack in Lawrence County to the Philadelphia-based developers, setting six conditions to be met.
Jordan Brown Case: High court rejects request in teen’s case
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has told state prosecutors it doesn’t want to hear a re-argument of Jordan Brown’s appeal.
Ohio track not competition concern, developers say
Developers of Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort are not concerned about competition from their Austintown, Ohio, casino project.
Jordan Brown Case: Teen’s evaluation frustrates victim’s family
Jordan Brown is doing well academically but may not be receiving adequate rehabilitative treatment, according to his victim’s family.
Penn National bankrolls Lawrence County casino project
The horses may be heading to the gate. With a license to operate a harness racetrack in hand, Endeka Entertainment LP and Penn National Gaming Inc. have applied for the project’s long-awaited casino license.
Local track deadline, Ohio groundbreaking converge
Lawrence County could know Friday afternoon if a long-awaited harness racetrack/casino will open here. Meanwhile, across the state line, Penn National Gaming broke ground Thursday in Austintown for a $125 million Hollywood at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
Groundbreaking set for Penn National in Austintown
Penn National Gaming will break ground Thursday for its Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course.
The ceremony, at 1 p.m. will be at 700 N. Canfield-Niles Road in Austintown.
Prosecutors granted stay in Jordan Brown decision
A hearing on the status of a boy accused in a 2009 fatal shooting has been canceled. The hearing on 15-year-old Jordan Brown’s detention had been planned for Lawrence County Court today, but was canceled after prosecutors requested, and received, a stay in the proceedings.
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