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OSU prof and Nobel Prize winner Kenneth Wilson dies
Other headlines: Dayton racino gets major loan; Medina School Board approves levy for November; 
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Dayton racino gets major loan
  • Medina School Board approves levy for November
  • Cedar Pt. and King's Island on list of nation's most popular amusement parks 
  • Dayton racino gets major loan
    Ohioans will have more options for gambling now that a new racino being built in Dayton has cleared a financing hurdle.

    Officials voted Monday to authorize the issuance of $65 million in bonds to finance construction of the 119-acre harness-racing track that will also feature video slot machines.

    The total price tag for the Dayton racino is around $125 million.

    Developer Penn National, owner of casinos in Columbus and Toledo and two other Ohio racetracks, is borrowing the money from the local port authority.

    It's being built on the former site of an auto parts manufacturing plant and will open next year.


    OSU prof and Nobel Prize winner Kenneth Wilson dies 
    An Ohioan known as a world leader in theoretical physics has died.  Kenneth Wilson taught physics at Ohio State University for 20 years until his retirement in 2008.

    He won the Nobel Prize for in 1982 for his work on quantum physics and relativity.

    His colleague at Ohio State, Robert Perry says Wilson solved some of the most fundamental problems in theoretical physics, and created mathematical tools used in every area of the field today.

    Perry says of Wilson, “He was one of the great minds in physics.”

    Perry says Wilson was also dedicated to science education.  He founded the Physics Education Research Group at OSU and was an early advocate for STEM education in American schools.

    Kenneth Wilson was 77 years old.

    Medina School Board approves levy for November 
    The Medina School board has approved a levy for this fall.   

    The vote comes weeks after the district pulled the measure from the May ballot amidst controversy over then-Superintendent Randy Stepp's contract. 

    The Medina board is proposing a 5 yr. 5.9 mil school levy for November.


    Cedar Pt. and King's Island on list of nation's most popular amusement parks
    A new report says Ohio's Cedar Point and Kings Island were the most-visited theme parks in the nation last year outside of the usual hot spots in Florida and California.

    Cedar Point in Sandusky came in 14th in the nation in attendance, and Kings Island near Cincinnati was 15th. Both had around 3.2 million visitors in 2012.

    Disney's Magic Kingdom near Orlando, Fla., was the most visited park in the country last year. Other parks in Florida and California filled out the top 13.

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