( Lebanon ) - As expected, Warren County Commissioners met Tuesday and approved the plan to create a horsetrack with video slot machines, also known as a "racino" in Turtlecreek Twp.
The plan would move the existing Lebanon Raceway to an area near I-75 and Monroe.
"Of course we're excited," said Warren County Zoning Supervisor for Turtlecreek Twp, Mike Yetter. "Turtlecreek Township was very welcoming. They realized they have an area on the 75 corridor that can be developed."
The project could break ground as early as next month with a target finish date in early 2014. Hundreds of jobs will be created.
The state of Ohio still has to agree to the terms. Only one other racino exists in Ohio right now: Scioto Downs in central Ohio.