Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Judge Throws Out Suit Against Casinos And “Racinos”
A Franklin county judge has tossed out a lawsuit against Ohioâ€™s new video slot machines and casinos, clearing the way for Scioto Downs to become the stateâ€™s first so-called “racino” this Friday.
The suit from the anti-gambling group The Ohio Roundtable and some private individuals challenged the constitutionality of expanded gambling. In his ruling, Judge Timothy Horton ruled the Roundtable did not have standing to sue.
Horton said the plaintiff offered little more than bare assertions of harm and injury.
State lawmakers passed legislation in 2009 and 2011 to add new sections governing the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees the new video lottery terminals. The Roundtable argued that putting VLTs under the lottery commission’s control exceeded the legislature’s authority.