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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans renewing driver's licenses or identification cards will see some changes between the old versions and a new design that debuted Monday.

The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the new background is blue and green rather than the previous pinkish coloring, which was intended to improve security but had been panned by Gov. John Kasich.

Changes made to the license design every few years are intended to make forgeries more difficult. The bureau says the front laminate on the card now includes the word "Ohio" and the year 1803 near the top. The agency won't discuss whether other, less obvious changes were made.

Residents' older salmon-colored cards are valid until they expire. Any driver desperate for an early replacement in the blue-green scheme would have to pay $25.75.

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