Dayton, OHIO (WDTN) - With the opening of the Hollywood Casino in Toledo many are wondering what's next for the proposed racino here in the Dayton region.
A spokesman for Penn National Gaming, which owns the old Delphi property on Dayton's north east side told 2 NEWS there are several factors keeping the project from getting out of the gate.
Penn National wants to relocate it's harness racing track, Raceway Park in Toledo and move it to Dayton and also include pari-mutuel betting and a video lottery terminal facility with restaurants and a simulcast theater at the former Delphi site.
First there's the legal matter concerning video lottery terminals or VLT's. That piece of legislation is sitting on Governor John Kasich's desk this morning awaiting his signature.
Penn National says it's in the designing stage and once ground is broken it will take about 18 months to complete the 200 million dollar racino.
The Ohio State Racing Commission also needs to approve re-location fees as well.
If this project does get out of the gate it could have a huge impact on the Dayton Region's economy, producing an estimated 3000 direct and indirect jobs.
Fairhaven Church is donating 1,500 bins of clothes, household gifts, and toys to families in the Dayton, Springboro, and Northmont school systems.
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A Camden barn has been declared a total loss after it caught fire around noon Saturday.
A woman was rushed to the hospital by Care Flight after losing control of her vehicle on Route 4 in Germantown just before 5:00 Saturday afternoon.
Several different police departments were called to the Intrigue Night Club early Saturday morning after reports of shots fired.