(Columbus) – Today (May 3) marks the one-year countdown to the REAL ID deadline. Effective May 3, 2023, the state-issued identification that airline passengers present at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoints for boarding a commercial airline must be REAL ID compliant.
TSA will require a federally-compliant driver license, identification card, or other acceptable form of identification such as a U.S. passport or military ID to fly within the U.S.
“To date, only 46% of Ohioans have their compliant driver license,” said Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Registrar Charlie Norman. “We want to continue to encourage all Ohioans to obtain their complaint driver license before the 2023 deadline.”
To obtain the federally compliant driver license/identification card (DL/ID) through the Ohio BMV, customers will need to provide documents that prove the following: full legal name, date of birth, social security number, two proofs of Ohio residency, proof of legal presence (if the customer’s name has changed and is not the same as what is listed on their birth certificate, they will need to provide proofof name change). Customers can use the BMV’s interactive Acceptable Documents Checklist to help determine the specific documents they will need to take with them to obtain their DL/ID.
Customers should also take advantage of the “Get in Line, Online” virtual queuing system, which allows them to advance in their BMV office’s queue without physically waiting in the office. After checking in online, customers have a four-hour window to arrive at the deputy registrar location, check in at a self-service kiosk, and claim their spot in line.
While at the Deputy Registrar, the customer’s current DL/ID card will be perforated to visually indicate the person is in the process of receiving the new driver license/ID card. The perforation will be in the top left corner of the card – both for the horizontal and vertical layouts. DL/IDs are now printed at a secure, central location, so the customer will leave with the perforated card and a paper Ohio interim document stating their DL/ID information, photo, and signature. Customers must carry this paper document, along with the perforated card, until their new DL/ID arrives in the mail. The new DL/ID will arrive in a plain white envelope.
(Columbus) – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) has released two requests for proposals for federal grants intended to combat violence against women and prevent crime overall.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) programs provide funding to victim services providers and law enforcement, prosecution, court, and correction agencies throughout Ohio.
“These federal grant programs help to enhance Ohio’s criminal justice system by enabling local communities to tailor programs to fit their needs,” said OCJS Executive Director Nicole Dehner.
The VAWA program assists local governments and non-profit community-based organizations in administering justice for and strengthening services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA funds contribute toward developing effective responses to violence against women through activities that include direct services, crisis intervention, transitional housing, legal assistance to victims, court improvement, and training for law enforcement and courts.
The JAG program supports local and state agencies in preventing and controlling crime based on the needs and conditions of the jurisdictions. Projects support drug task forces, school resource officers, drug, veteran and mental health courts, correction projects, and justice technology initiatives. JAG funds are designed as seed money to establish new and promising programs that improve the criminal justice system.
The deadline to respond to each RFP is Thursday, June 2, at 5 p.m.
An additional VAWA RFP tailored specifically for culturally specific community-based victim service providers is scheduled to be released in June. Applicants directing services for racial and ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply.
A bidder’s training webinar to review the application processes for all three programs is scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m. on May 16.
As in previous years, fair admission includes a wide variety of free entertainment, attractions and activities throughout the grounds, including: Entertainment stages with live music An 8-acre natural resources park with free kiddie fishing, kayaking and more OVMA Veterinary Education Center where you can milk a real cow or see baby animals being born New Little Farmers agricultural education exhibit Pop-up performances by talented roving performers The Dog House featuring canine trainers and the Marvelous Mutts performing agility dogs Performances by Lady Houdini, a talented escape artist Petting zoo Pig races Livestock shows Cooking demonstrations Educational activities Sporting competitionsIn addition, fairgoers can enjoy mouthwatering fair food, exciting rides, shop from a large variety of vendors and so much more.
Admission and Parking: Monday through Friday – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday* – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., except Sunday, Aug. 7, when admission gates close at 6 p.m.
Parking: General parking is free to fairgoers in the main lots north of the Cardinal Gate. Reserved parking is not available to the general public for purchase.
Rides : Midway Hours: Wednesday, July 27 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, July 28 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday, July 29 – 11 a.m. – Midnight Saturday, July 30 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, July 31 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. **Sensory-friendly morning Thursday, Aug. 4 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 – 11 a.m. – Midnight Saturday, Aug. 6 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.