COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took part in the unveiling of the new state standard license plate Thursday morning.
It is the first time Ohio has changed its standard license plate since 2013.
The governor said he and First Lady Fran DeWine chose the plate based on the diversity of Ohio and the harvest and beauty of villages and farmland, as well as cities.
“Our goal was for the plate to reflect the heart and soul of the Buckeye State,” DeWine said.
It didn’t take long for people to criticize the new design, especially since the Wright Brothers’ plane is facing the wrong direction. When asked about it, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles provided an updated image.
“We are aware that the plane on the new Ohio license plate unveiled this morning was oriented in the wrong direction. We regret this mistake and have fixed the image,” a BMV spokeswoman said.
The new plate will be rolled out to go on vehicles at the end of 2021.