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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.
Jordan Brown Case: Next step unclear, attorneys say
The Jordan Brown case has stretched into its fifth year. But it is not over yet. And the lawyers representing the 15-year-old don’t know exactly what will happen next.
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.
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