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Twin City mayors trying to avert BMV office closure

| February 15, 2024

UHRICHSVILLE (WJER) (Feb. 15, 2024) – The BMV office on East Third Street is scheduled to close in a couple of months, but not if community leaders can help it.

Uhrichsville Mayor Jim Zucal and Dennison Mayor Greg DiDonato say they’re exploring ways to keep the location open after April 27th.

“The Twin City Chamber of Commerce is meeting Tuesday to address this issue, and we’re going to explore every option available,” said Zucal. 

The chamber cited declining revenue and other factors for ending its contract to operate the office in downtown Uhrichsville that averaged around a hundred transactions per day last year. DiDonato believes the recent push by the state to make many BMV services available online hurt the operation.

“The state needs to recognize that you’re reducing their business or you’re at least making it stagnant, there’s no growth, but then you’re sitting there dictating that they have to have this many people, be open this many hours. Maybe if you back off on some of that they could still pay for the management of that and make a profit so it’s worth their while.”

Zucal and DiDonato have reached out to the area’s representatives in the Ohio legislature for assistance.

An online petition on called ‘Prevent the Closure of Twin Cities BMV in Uhrichsville, Ohio’ had over 1,000 signatures Wednesday morning. 

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