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Package delivery by drone is one small step closer to reality today.

Federal regulators announced plans Monday to change rules to allow drone operators to fly their unmanned aerial vehicles over populated areas and at night, without having to get special permits.

Many drone operators and enthusiasts complain that federal regulations haven't kept pace with the technology, arguing that prohibitions on flying drones over people and at night are out of date.

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to launch a study of drones as a way to monitor traffic. 

Ohio Loses Out On FAA Drone Testing Site

Dec 30, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration has rejected Ohio and Indiana's joint bid to become one of the agency's six drone test sites.