Ohio Department of Public Safety State Rejects Thousands Of Offensive Specialty License Plate Applications Annually By Jim Letizia • Aug 15, 2017 clevescene.com More than 500 thousand Ohio vehicles have customized license plates, but some drivers want plates that have racial slurs and other offensive language. State Agents To Be Trained To ID Human Trafficking Victims By Associated Press • Jun 20, 2017 Ohio Public Radio The state plans to train the undercover agents who investigate liquor, tobacco and food stamp violations to identify and help victims of human trafficking. State Launching Support Program To Help Human Trafficking Victims By Associated Press • Dec 26, 2016 The state is announcing training for survivors of human trafficking to help other victims recover from their experiences. Drivers Could Renew Tags At Grocery Stores Under Pilot Program By Associated Press • Feb 16, 2015 Ohio Department of Public Safety officials say some motorists will soon be able to renew their vehicle registration at grocery store kiosks. State Wants Tougher Fines For Distracted Driving By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 6, 2015 The state is proposing more fines for distracted driving, with the money going to help subsidize driver education courses for the poor. State Drunken Driving Registry Incomplete By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Oct 1, 2013 An investigation by the Newark Advocate shows the state's online registry of repeatedly convicted drunken drivers includes information from half of the counties in the state. Tom Charles Retires By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Aug 1, 2013 State Public Safety Director Tom Charles retired yesterday to meet a key retirement benefit deadline under state pension reform. State Scraps License Plate Plan By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Feb 8, 2013 The state is scrapping plans to require Ohioans to replace their vehicle license plates every seven years and replace the gold-lined and bicentennial red,white and blue plates. License Plate Changes May Not Be In Budget By Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • Jan 31, 2013 The new state budget may require drivers to replace their license plates every seven years, and bicentennial license plates could be recalled this year. State Boosting OMVI-related Probes By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Dec 4, 2012 Ohio is beefing up its investigations into the source of drugs or alcohol suspected of being the cause of serious or fatal wrecks.