WOSU News Archives For: August 18, 2006

Slots at Racetracks May Revive Ohio Horseracing Parks

12:00AM
August
18, 2006

Ohio voters may have a chance to approve or reject expanded gambling this November. If the ballot initiative passes, it would amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state’s horseracing tracks plus two locations in Cleveland. Proponents are marketing the idea as free college tuition. Critics say it’s merely another plan by racetrack owners to increase profits.

Candidates for Governor Address Educational Group

12:00AM
August
18, 2006

The two major party candidates for governor both courted a major education group Thursday. Democrat Ted Strickland and Republican Ken Blackwell each spoke at separate sessions in Columbus, attended by about 200 school board members, school treasurers, and school administrators from across Ohio. The two hopefuls began their talks with the same tactic, but they outlined distinctly different policy stands.