AUSTINTOWN, OHIO: A ceremonial groundbreaking will mark the start of another new gambling venture in Northeast Ohio.
Ground will be broken Thursday for a $125 million horse racetrack and video slot racino in Austintown, near Youngstown.
It will be built by Penn National Gaming, which operates casinos in Columbus and Toledo. Ohio also has casinos in Cincinnati and Cleveland.
Seven racinos are planned in Ohio, where new rules allow horse tracks to add slots-like gambling.
The Austintown project was scheduled to open in early 2014 but will be delayed until mid-2014 because of a permit relocation delay.
The Vindicator in Youngstown reports the groundbreaking ceremony will include elected officials, community leaders and Penn National Gaming executives.