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Let Ohio Vote Says, Never Mind

12:00AM
June
28, 2010

The group “Let Ohio Vote” now does not want Ohioans to vote on whether to allow slot machines at horse race tracks.

Supreme Court’s Slots Ruling Clouds Grove City Downtown Redevelopment

12:00AM
September
21, 2009

Monday’s state supreme court ruling has clouded a proposed Grove City downtown redevelopment project a little further.

Gov. Strickland’s Slots Proposal Has Supporters, Opponents

12:00AM
June
26, 2009

A coalition of powerful business groups has thrown its support behind Gov. Ted Strickland’s embattled plan to expand gambling to balance the state budget. Restaurant owners, grocers and beer and wine wholesalers joined the Harness Horsemen’s Association on Thursday to back Strickland’s plan to allow slot machines at Ohio’s seven horse racing tracks.

Hundreds Rally For Slots At Racetracks

12:00AM
May
19, 2009

More than 300 Ohioans who breed, feed, and race horses rallied at the statehouse in Columbus today, proclaiming that legalizing slot machines at race tracks was the best way to save their sinking industry in the Buckeye State. Correspondent Bill Cohen was there too. Here is his report.

Senate okays limits on electronic gaming machines

12:00AM
October
17, 2007

The Ohio Senate followed the Ohio House Wednesday, in voting to outlaw tens of thousands of electronic gaming machines that operate a lot like slot machines and to ban cash prizes in other games that are based on skill.

Gambling Critics Counter with Commercials

12:00AM
June
6, 2007

Gambling critics are using radio commercials as part of an effort to convince state legislators not to move ahead with a plan to allow betting on video tape replays of old horse races.

Senate OK’s new twist on horserace betting

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

People who go to Ohio race tracks will soon be allowed to place bets on video-taped races from decades ago, if state senators get their way. On a vote of 25 to 8, they approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the new twist on horserace betting, and they sent the measure to the Ohio House for more scrutiny.

State to Inspect Gambling Machines

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

The state attorney general says thousands of gambling machines cropping up across the state will be inspected to determine whether they are legal.

Coleman, Voinovich Blast “Learn & Earn”

Sen. Voinovich (R-OH), Columbus Mayor Coleman denounce Issue 3 "Learn & Earn"
12:00AM
October 18, 2006

Columbus Mayor Coleman and Sen. Voinovich today jointly condemned the Learn and Earn ballot initiative. The measure would amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state’s seven race tracks. Minutes later, Cleveland’s mayor and a member of Congress spoke in favor of the plan.

Slots at Racetracks May Revive Ohio Horseracing Parks

12:00AM
August
18, 2006

Ohio voters may have a chance to approve or reject expanded gambling this November. If the ballot initiative passes, it would amend the state constitution to allow slot machines at the state’s horseracing tracks plus two locations in Cleveland. Proponents are marketing the idea as free college tuition. Critics say it’s merely another plan by racetrack owners to increase profits.