The largest infrastructure project in Akron’s history is turning into a job-training program that local officials hope will help close the skills gap.
Buelah Park Owners Announce Plan To Move
A gambling company building casinos in Ohio says it will move its horse tracks in Grove City and Toledo to new sites within the state if lawmakers allow video slot machines at all of Ohio’s racetracks.
Penn National Gaming Inc. wants to build new tracks near Youngstown and in Dayton, at the site of an abandoned auto parts plant.
The company says it will spend $400 million on the two new tracks.
The moves would mean the end of Beulah Park and Raceway Park in Toledo. Penn National is building casinos in both those markets and says they’d be competing for customers with the tracks.
The biggest hurdle may be securing approval of video slots. Gov. John Kasich says he wants to study the idea.