Ohio Statehouse pictured on new specialty license plates

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(courtesy: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio drivers wishing to show support for the state’s historic Capitol now have a specialty license plate available to them.

Last year, state lawmakers approved legislation creating the new plates. They feature a rendering of the Statehouse, which has housed the state government since 1857. The National Park Service has listed the Greek-revival styled building as a National Historic Landmark.

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The law requires that $25 from each plate go toward a fund that is used for educational programs at the Statehouse, art purchases for the building, as well as museum collections. The Capitol’s advisory board says more than 60,000 Ohio students benefit from the educational programs each year.

Drivers can buy the plates at their local Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  Click here for more information on the specialty license plates.