Ohio Gov. John Kasich is asking to deliver his annual State of the State speech in Wilmington, a rebounding southwest Ohio city hard hit by job losses during the recession.
Now that an agreement has been hashed out between West Side Casino developers and the city of Columbus, it will be up to city and county leaders to approve it. But even if they do, there are still possible snags that could hamper the project.
The developer of the planned Columbus Casino has agreed to buy the Beulah Park horse racing track in Grove City.
Penn National Gaming says that it has completed the purchase of the Delphi automotive parts plant on the west side of Columbus. Eric Schippers, senior vice president for public affairs, says the company wants to build a $400 million casino on the brownfield site as quickly as possible.
A company bringing casinos to Ohio is changing its construction site in Columbus.
The fight over an Arena District casino may be over. The company looking to build a casino in Columbus now says a location on the west side is its best option. Penn National Gaming Tuesday agreed to build its casino at the site of the shuttered Delphi automotive plant on Georgesville Road.
The company interested in building a casino near downtown Columbus has completed the purchase of acreage in the arena district. But in the face of strong opposition to a casino in that area, officials with Penn National Gaming say they are still reviewing possible alternative sites.
One of the leading opponents to a downtown Columbus casino was very much for a similar development in Pittsburgh. Nationwide Realty Investors is credited with guiding the development of the very successful Columbus Arena District. Four years ago Nationwide wanted to build a similar district in Pittsburgh; but that one would have included a casino.
The parent company of Big Bear grocery stores has announced it will close 5 stores in the Columbus area. The stores will cease operations by the end of the year. The move is part of Penn Traffic’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy.