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Ohio casino's developer gives nearby suburb $200K


ROSSFORD, Ohio (AP) — The operator of Toledo's new casino has given a neighboring city $200,000 to address the potentially increased burden on its fire and police departments as the casino draws more people to the area.

Penn National Gaming Inc. says the grant presented Monday to the city of Rossford helps with personnel costs for safety services.

Emergency responders from Toledo have primary responsibility for the Hollywood Casino Toledo. But officials from the company say they recognize many customers travel through Rossford and the grant fulfills the developer's commitment to help the city deal with that increase in visitors.

The $320 million facility opened in May as the second of Ohio's four voter-approved casinos.

Others have opened in Cleveland and Columbus. The last, in Cincinnati, is expected to open next year.


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