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Rus’ personalized plate reads LUV ME 2X. He and his wife Deniece were recently married in 2014. They were high school sweethearts but things didn’t work out for them back then and they split up and lost touch completely. Deniece had a 1974 VW Bug at the time which Rus purchased from Deniece’s mother while she was off in Army Basic Training.

Fate brought them together after more than 30 years apart and together they purchased another 1974 VW Bug. They feel this is their second chance at love and their second VW Bug.

We still want to hear from you! E-mail us a photo of you with your personalized plate and tell us how you chose your plate’s message. Plates must be current and valid. You could be featured on BMV’s Facebook page and BMV’s official website. You could also win a decorative plate award with the personalization of your choice! Winners selected quarterly.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You also may allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency treatment if you are involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2006.

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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.