Created on Friday, 31 January 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio counties and schools and getting a little less cash from casino taxes this time around.
The Ohio Department of Taxation will be distributing $68.6 million, the local cut of the taxes collected from casinos from October through December. That's 2.2 percent less than the last disbursement in October.
The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/Mmil7y ) reports that counties will get the biggest chunk of the money — about $35 million. Schools will get about $23 million.
The remainder goes to state's eight largest cities, the Casino Control Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission, training for law enforcement and efforts to address problem gambling.
Casino revenue was $821 million last year — about $65 million less than the state had anticipated.