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Ohio reduces fee for late vehicle registrations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is easing the penalties for failing to register vehicles with the state on time.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the fee for a late renewal is being cut from $20 to $10 starting Monday. The grace period for the fee also will be extended from seven days to 30 days.

The state says vehicle registrations generally expire on the owners' birthdays. Renewals can be completed online or at deputy registrars' offices up to 90 days before the expiration date.

Motorists can face fines for driving a vehicle with an expired registration.

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