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      Casino still a boon for Rossford businesses

      Hollywood Casino Toledo will mark two years in operation this May.It is one of four casinos in Ohio that promised voters high revenues in 2009, but has fallen short in total revenue.It's a different outlook for businesses in the area. Rossford mayor Neil MacKinnon III said downtown businesses continue to profit from patrons and employees of the nearby Hollywood Casino Toledo. "There's not a day that goes by when an employee of the casino is not in one of our local businesses," Mayor MacKinnon said.

      Brenda Schwind, president of the Rossford Business Association, said her organization has helped several Rossford companies establish partnerships with the casino. "We have a member who has a product that is sold in the gift shop and we have other members from banks, to florists to credit unions that do business with the casino," Mrs. Schwind said.

      The Hollywood Casino Toledo is one of the major sponsors for the Rossford Business Association Fair that is scheduled for Saturday, March 22.