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Ohioans Won't Be Able To Get Driver's Licenses, Tattoos Or Haircuts

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Ohioans who need to renew their driver’s license or tags are going to have to wait. So will people want to get their hair cut or get a tattoo. Those businesses are the latest places ordered to close because of the coronavirus outbreak.


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s closing 181 Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices and and the five that will be open will be limited to handling commercial driving licenses. 


“All other services will be online, or by mail or they will simply be paused," DeWine says.


DeWine says law enforcement has been told not to ticket anyone driving with an expired license or tag. And the state legislature is being asked to pass a bill to make that change possible. DeWine is also ordering hair salons, barbershops, spas, and tattoo parlors to close their doors at the end of the business day to prevent the spread of COVID19. 




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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.