Updated Ohio license plate corrects historical error

The Wright Bros. flyer was facing the wrong way before the state quickly fixed the problem.
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 10:54 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 12:04 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVG) - The newly released Ohio license plate design has been updated once again by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Thursday after eagle-eyed Twitter users quickly pointed out a mistake.

The original design, which includes the Wright Brothers flyer bearing a “Birthplace of Aviation” banner behind it, was accidentally reversed in the image. The mistake was noticed almost immediately online. A spokesperson for the BMV released the following statement.

The “Sunshine in Ohio” plate will be available by Dec. 29, according to the Ohio BMV. The new design is the first standard license plate update since 2013. The BMV Registrar Charlie Norman was joined by Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday morning for the announcement.

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