WOSU News Archives For: October 8, 2012

Columbus Casino Welcomes Thousands On Opening Day

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Baccarat dealer Keith Wyatt awaits his first customer at the Hollywood Casino Columbus.
4:16PM
October
8, 2012

Thousands turned out on the Columbus Day Holiday to the new Hollywood Casino on West Broad street. The opening marks the transformation of an abandoned auto parts factory into a gleaming entertainment attraction.

Ryan Opens Another Busy Week Of Ohio Campaign Visits

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GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in Toledo today. President Obama campaigns in Columbus on Tuesday.
7:57AM
October 8, 2012

The Wisconsin congressman and vice presidential candidate hosts a rally Monday near the Toledo airport. President Obama returns to Columbus Tuesday with a rally on the Ohio State University campus.

Casino Already Bringing Development And Hope For Future

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Columbus Western Bowl is one of about a dozen West Side businesses making changes as the Hollywood Casino opens to the public. The bowling alley is undergoing a $1.5 million renovation.
7:31AM
October
8, 2012

After court battles and a state referendum, the much-anticipated Hollywood Casino opens today on Columbus’ West Side. The people who live and work in the area are betting on the house – to bring a new vibe to the neighborhood that has, for years, been on the decline.