The mayor of Green, a wealthy city located between Akron and Canton and potential relocation site for the Thistledown racetrack, acknowledged that talks did take place last fall between his office and the owners of Rock Ohio. He indicated he wasn’t sure if Green was still under consideration. In fact, he thought it was a dead issue because he had heard nothing from Rock Ohio since those initial meetings.
If last week’s City Council meeting was any indicator, Green will not be getting a racino anytime soon. Those in attendance voiced strong opposition to the proposed relocation. The mayor did go on to say that if things did progress, residents and businesses would be given ample opportunity to express their opinion on the topic.