The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has decided to back off plans to comply with federal driver's license rules because of privacy concerns.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state scuttled plans to comply with the Real ID plan approved by the federal Department of Homeland Security.
Ohio Department of Public Safety spokesman Joe Andrews said state officials balked at the "one driver-one license" rule and at being required to store and share copies of personal documents, such as birth certificates.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 13 people lost their lives in crashes on Ohio’s roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend between midnight on November 27th to midnight Monday morning. The Patrol’s Sargent Vincent Shirey says the department also cracked down on drunk and impaired drivers.
For Ohioans seeking to get insured under the federal health care law, October was homework month and November was for browsing plans.
Expect to see more action in December. That's what groups who are helping residents get covered say. They are bracing for more people to enroll before next year.
The head of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks says people typically have three to five meetings with the organization's counselors before they feel comfortable picking a health plan in the new marketplace.