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Toledo’s Raceway Park moving to Dayton

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Toledo's Raceway Park is packing up and shipping out. The racetrack has been a staple in the Northtowne area, but now it's moving to Dayton.

Governor John Kasich and Penn National Gaming have agreed to the move, but Councilwoman Lindsey Webb isn't happy and is speaking out about the loss for her district.

Webb and State Representative Teresa Fedor say Hollywood Casino put the nail in the coffin for Raceway Park.

The 90 acre site will begin it's final season in April. The move to Dayton is expected to happen sometime after the season is finished this fall.

The deal calls for Penn National Gaming to pay the state $75 million in fees to relocate.

Webb says, out of that $75 million, a proposal in legislation will set aside $3.5 million for the Toledo community.

Webb is calling on Governor Kasich to give Toledoans a bigger piece of that pie.

"I submit and stand in full support of the residents in this area. That $3.5 million is not enough for us to recoup the losses associated with the closing of Raceway Park," she says. "Not only are we losing 110 jobs when this facility closes, but there are ancillary businesses that are attached to the business here."

Rep. Fedor says, "I was opposed to the casinos coming to Ohio, because I didn't think they were paying enough, compared to other states, and here's just another example where we have been let down."

On top of wanting more money invested in the area, Webb would also like to see the state help ready the Raceway Park site for redevelopment as quickly as possible.

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