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New Ohio license plate showcases state's geology

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced a new license plate showcasing Ohio's geology.

The Ohio Rocks! license place points to both the beauty of Ohio's geology and the message that Ohio is a great place to live.

Proceeds from plate sales will benefit a newly created earth science education and outreach fund, which gives  grants to earth science students at Ohio colleges and universities.

"These funds will help train a new generation of geologists getting degrees in Ohio," said Mac Swinford, interim chief of the Division of Geological Survey. "With these grants, young people can study and learn more about Ohio geology."

Ohio Rocks! funds will also go toward providing educational outreach, like the rock-and-mineral kit program, to Ohio schools.

The new plates can be ordered from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles at www.oplates.com and at local deputy registrars.

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