Olympics

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The Tokyo Summer Olympics will not begin in late July and instead will be held "by the summer of 2021," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Tuesday. The delay comes after an increasing number of athletes and sporting federations called for the games to be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is the first time an Olympics has been postponed, though the games were canceled three times, because of World War I and World War II.

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TY GREENLEES / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, April 12: 

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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

A legendary Ohio Olympian will be honored Tuesday.

Jesse Owens is widely regarded as one of the most talented track and field athletes in history. 

He already has facilities at the Ohio State University named after him. That’s where he was a standout in the school’s track and field program before becoming a four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympics.

Now he’ll have something new named after him: a state park and wildlife area in eastern Ohio. 

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U.S. COAST GUARD DISTRICT 9

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, March 7:

Ohio Manufacturer Has a Role in the Olympics

Feb 20, 2018
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VENTURE PRODUCTS, INC. / VENTURE PRODUCTS, INC.

An Orville manufacturer is playing a small part in this year’s Winter Olympics.

Venture Products produces Ventrac tractors, which can be used for, among other things, clearing snow.  A South Korean contractor is using them to remove snow from areas around the Olympics stadium.

Venture Products CEO Dallas Steiner says this opportunity wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for his employees.

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The University of Akron is celebrating its first ever track and field Olympic medalist. Clayton Murphy, 21, won the bronze in the 800-meter final in Rio on Monday. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Akron standout is also an Ohio native, growing up on pig farm in a small village near Dayton.