Prosecutor Objects to Sealing of Candidate

Jefferson County prosecutor Tom Straus has filed an objection over the sealing of the arrest record of Steve Vukelic. Vukelic is running for the position of County Commissioner, but he has two misdemeanor arrests for drunk driving in Ohio and a felony charge that allegedly involved the bribing of public officials. According to Ohio law, he cannot hold office unless the record is sealed.

The prosecutor stated that the court does not have the authority to seal the record because of the convictions for driving under the influence in Ohio. That is not allowed under new Ohio law.

Vukelic acknowledges the DUI arrests though he says one was expunged. He also disputes the petition

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