State prison land proposed site for new Lebanon Raceway

February 17, 2012 by  

Land that is currently being used by the lebanon Correctional Institution may become the site for the new Lebanon Raceway. Warren County’s stance on anti-video slot machines may be changing, but the county officials are still assisting the owners of the raceway in locating at an area away from the fairgrounds. Some farm land located at Union Road and Ohio 63 is the proposed location for the new raceway, which shows signs of becoming a “racino” with video slots in addition to horse racing.

The proposed site for the new raceway is located near the cincinnati Premium Outlets shopping mall at the I-75/Ohio 63 and Interstate 75 interchange. Dave Young, Commissioner for Warren County, stated that it is hoped the area will become a major tourism and retail destination, bringing more business to the area.

As more businesses move into the Lebanon area, printing companies may be able to provide a variety of printing services, such as flyer printing, business card printing and other services. The relocation and expansion of the Lebanon Raceway could represent a number of business opportunities for print companies in the surrounding area.

The propose bill, sponsored by State Representative Lou Blessing, encompasses approximately 170 acres located in Turtlecreek Township. According to the bill, the raceway would acquire the property for $45 million. The raceway is owned by Miami Valley Trotting Inc. and the Lebanon Trotting Club, Inc. The two families that own these companies, the Nixon and the Carlos families, take turns operating the raceway in alternate seasons.