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Panel Recommends Ohio Keep Front License Plate Requirement

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A campus police officer in Cincinnati has been charged with murder in the July 19 shooting of a 43-year-old motorist he pulled over for a missing front license plate.

A legislative task force studying transportation issues has recommended that Ohio keep highway speed limits unchanged and continue to require a front license plate.

It's the second time in as many years that a joint House-Senate panel has advocated retaining the state's two license plate requirement. A similar recommendation was made by a different panel in 2013.

This week's recommendation comes as Ohio's front license plate requirement has been in the spotlight as the result of a deadly shooting.

A campus police officer in Cincinnati has been charged with murder in the July 19 shooting of a 43-year-old motorist he pulled over for a missing front license plate.

The lawmakers' task force determined license plates remain a valuable, cost-effective tool in aiding both police and private citizens to identify crime.

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