Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
State casino regulators have released the first report on the Hollywood Columbus Casino that opened one month.
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.
The casino set to open Monday on Columbus’ west side is testing its operations with an invitation-only “demonstration day” on Wednesday.
Deneen Black, 32, is a registered sex offender who’s been living in the Hilltop neighborhood. Police say he was arrested early Tuesday without incident.
Columbus fire investigators have not said what caused the Christmas Eve blaze in the Franklinton neighborhood.
The future of a west side casino is once again up in the air after the developer and the city failed to meet this week’s deadline to work out the details of an agreement reached in May. WOSU reports two important contingencies were not met opening the possibility for a trial.
After months of public debate and two days of intense negotiations the developer of the west side casino has reached an agreement with the city of Columbus which will clear the way for the construction of the gambling center.
A second day of settlement talks is scheduled today in federal district court among Columbus, Franklin county, and the owners of a proposed west side casino. The parties want to avoid a federal court hearing over water, land annexation and taxes.
Even with the West Side casino still hinging on a federal lawsuit, developers say they’ll break ground Monday.
As the developer of the proposed West-side casino and the city remain mired in a dispute over whether to annex the property into Columbus, developers say they’re on the verge of starting construction.