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A proposal to add the historic Wright Flyer to Ohio's state seal is getting its first airing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposal to add the historic Wright Flyer to Ohio's state seal is getting its first airing.

The House State Government Committee is set to hear the bill Wednesday. The idea hasn't flown in the past.

It's the latest effort in the Wright brothers' home state to reinforce their place in history as aviation pioneers.

A resolution cleared Ohio's Legislature last month repudiating a claim by Connecticut. Connecticut claimed that a powered flight by another aviator, Gustave Whitehead, pre-dated Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903 flight off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, by two years.

A 2013 Connecticut law required the governor to proclaim a "Powered Flight Day" in Whitehead's honor. The Ohio resolution rejected the idea Whitehead ever flew a powered, heavier-than-air machine of his own design.

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