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Ohio racino owners to donate $3M for fairgrounds


LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — The owners of a new racino to be constructed in southwest Ohio have agreed to donate $3 million for redevelopment of the county's fairgrounds, where their harness racing track currently operates.

Miami Valley Gaming said Tuesday that it will donate $1 million this year to the county to support redevelopment of the current Lebanon Raceway at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Miami Valley Gaming also will donate an additional $500,000 each year for the next four years.

Warren County Commissioner Pat South says the donation will help the county redevelop the fairgrounds property for future use.

The Lebanon Raceway will continue operating at the fairgrounds until the new racino opens. The racino expected to debut next year will include a 5/8-mile harness racing track and an 186,000-square-foot facility with slots-like gaming.


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