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Racing bill calls for industry overhaul
Legislation introduced last week might save Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, which could go broke early next year. State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr., who represents Lawrence County, is one of four senators who introduced the measure.
Presque Isle Downs sues harness commission, Endeka
Presque Isle Downs and Casino is continuing its efforts to block Lawrence County’s proposed racetrack and casino. This week the Erie-based racetrack and gaming facility asked Commonwealth Court to order the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission to “substantively review licensure matters” involving the license issued to Endeka Entertainment to establish Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort.
Our Opinion: New York referendum further saturates casino market
An old saying goes that nothing succeeds like success. And that’s undoubtedly part of the reason New York voters approved a referendum Tuesday that will dramatically expand casino gambling in that state.
Natural gas pipeline webs being spun through area
First of three parts: A few years ago, talk about Marcellus and Utica shales was about drilling and fracking. While drilling for natural gas is now prevalent locally and well pads are dotting the county’s horizon, focus is shifting to the digging for construction of pipelines to transport the gas from the drilling sites to areas throughout the middle and eastern United States.
Natural gas program set at Westminster
Pipelines and natural gas issues will be the subject of a program scheduled for Nov. 2 at Westminster College. The League of Women Voters of Mercer County and the Westminster College Environmental Programs are co-sponsoring the event featuring Dr. Roberta Winters of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters.
Commission nixes Presque Isle petition
The Pennsylvania Harness Commission has rejected the petition of an Erie racetrack/casino to block Lawrence Downs. Pocono Downs Racetrack and Casino, commission members voted 2-0 at their meeting Friday to reject the Presque Isle Downs and Casino petition, which challenged the commissioners’ decision to award a harness racing license to Endeka
Endeka answers Presque Isle petition
Endeka Entertainment has asked the state to dismiss an Erie racetrack/casino’s request to scratch Lawrence Downs’ license.
Manager named for Austintown track, casino
Penn National Gaming has named the general manager for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown. Michael Galle, 43, who served as assistant general manager of Hollywood Casino Toledo, will run the Austintown facility, scheduled to open late in 2014.
Appeals court denies Sandusky new trial
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should not get a new trial after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday.
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.
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