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Jordan Brown Case: Victim’s parents ‘devastated’ by ruling
Kenzie Houk’s parents are devastated — again. The first time was when she was fatally shot in February, 2009. The second time was Wednesday, when they learned of a ruling by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Appeals court overturns Jordan Brown ruling
A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned the Jordan Brown decision in Lawrence County. As a result, a new juvenile proceeding will be needed for the now-15-year-old accused in the 2009 shooting death of his father’s pregnant fiancée, Kenzie Houk.
Local officials keep hope alive for track
Penn National Gaming’s plans to proceed with an Austintown racetrack has not killed hopes for a Lawrence County track/casino. “We’re still in a holding pattern,” state Sen. Elder Vogel Jr. said.
Ohio gives Penn National the go-ahead
The Ohio Racing Commission Wednesday gave Penn National Gaming the green light to relocate two racetracks. The approval was unanimous to transfer a thoroughbred racetrack from Columbus to Austintown and a harness track from Toledo to Dayton.
Ohio tracks still waiting for design decision
The wait for a racetrack in Austintown continues. The Ohio State Racing Commission members Tuesday agreed to extend the time it will take to reach a decision on the design of racetracks proposed by Penn National Gaming Inc.
Authority to vote on Citigroup for track bond issue
A county authority will vote publicly on an underwriter for a revenue bond issue for a proposed racetrack. The Lawrence County Industrial Development Authority will meet at 10 a.m. April 24 at the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp. office to act on the county commissioners’ recommendation of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as the lending institution for a revenue bond.
Citigroup to underwrite county’s track financing
Citigroup has been chosen to underwrite the county’s share of financing for the racetrack/casino proposed for Mahoning Township. The bank will issue bonds or notes to finance part of the $400 million project proposed for Lawrence County.
Ohio’s demands to delay Penn National progress
Penn National Gaming will have another six months to meet Ohio Racing Commission demands. In a special meeting yesterday, commission members asked Penn National to redesign the $125 million racetrack set for Austintown.
SRU to host shale summit
Slippery Rock University will host a summit Tuesday to educate local businesses about the Marcellus and Utica shale industry. The session, called Shale Summit II, will be a joint venture of the university, the Grove City Area and Butler County chambers of commerce and WISR/WBUT radio.
Ohio racetrack project takes another step
Penn National Gaming will present its plans for a $125 million Austintown racetrack to the Ohio Racing Commission next week. Details of relocating the thoroughbred racetrack from a Columbus suburb to Austintown will be presented at a special meeting March 7.
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