Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
Still No Deal On Ohio Gambling Regulations
Compromise continues to elude state lawmakers on a wide-ranging regulatory bill affecting Ohio casinos, racetrack slots and other forms of gambling.
A Tuesday meeting of a negotiating committee on the bill was postponed until Wednesday by Republican State Rep. Lou Blessing of Cincinnati. It is the second postponement in a week as the panel seeks to iron out differences between House and Senate versions of the bill.
The two chambers differed on how to distribute casino taxes and taxes paid on money wagered at horse tracks. They also diverged over whether to legalize games of chance at festivals and how to pay for a study on gambling addiction.
Ohio voters in 2009 approved casinos in Cleveland, Toledo, Cincinnati and Columbus. The state’s first casino opened last week in Cleveland.