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Mahoning Twp. to battle for failed racino project

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MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WYTV) – The legal fight over the plans for a racino in Western Pennsylvania is heating up.

Mahoning Township is ready to go to court after everything fell through for the planned project.

A public hearing is set for Thursday afternoon to discuss what legal action the town should take against Penn National Gaming, the same entity that owns the racino in Austintown.

Last week, Penn National announced they were pulling out of the $225 million  Lawrence Downs racino project with Endeka Entertainment.

Penn National says they pulled out of the deal due to a saturated gambling market. In return Endeka filed a lawsuit against Penn National for misrepresentation.

Representatives from Endeka believe Penn National entered into the deal to protect their financial interests in Austintown.

The Lawrence Downs application has been pending before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for almost two years.

The meeting Thursday is at the Mahoning Township Center at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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