Protest Against Lucas Nixed

A CHALLENGE against Dave Lucas’s qualifications to become Belmont County sheriff has been dismissed by election officials.

Lucas, a Republican, defeated Dick Flanagan in the November election.

A Dayton-based attorney challenged the results on several fronts, including claims that Lucas had not worked in law enforcement for the past five years.

The challenge was rejected because, by statute, it was not received on time and wasn’t filed by a member of Lucas’ political party, rendering it invalid.