Lynn Hulsey

Lynn Hulsey is an investigative and political reporter who has worked at the Dayton Daily News since 1995.She has written about chemical dangers, secrecy at publicly-funded development groups, flawed public pension systems, abuse of government contract set-aside programs and fraudulent social service providers.She has won awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Ohio Newspaper Women’s Association, the Best of Cox Award and the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting.A native of the Dayton area, Hulsey graduated from the University of Dayton and lives in Montgomery County.

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Democrats outraise Republicans in several local statehouse races
 Democrats running for the Ohio House and Senate outraised Republican candidates, including incumbents, in several local races since January 1, according to pre-primary campaign finance reports filed by Thursday’s deadline at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Democrats led fundraising in the Ohio Senate 5th district and the...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Democrats running for the Ohio House and Senate outraised Republican candidates, including incumbents, in several local races since January 1, according to pre-primary campaign finance reports filed by Thursday’s deadline at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Democrats led fundraising in the Ohio Senate 5th district and the...
2 Republicans running in primary for open local state House seat
 Regardless of who wins, there will be a new face in the Ohio Statehouse representing west-central Montgomery County and Preble County next year. With state Rep. Jeff Rezabek deciding to run for Montgomery County Juvenile Court judge, two Republicans and one Democrat are running to fill 43rd Ohio House district seat. Montgomery County Commissioner...

Posted: a day ago

Regardless of who wins, there will be a new face in the Ohio Statehouse representing west-central Montgomery County and Preble County next year. With state Rep. Jeff Rezabek deciding to run for Montgomery County Juvenile Court judge, two Republicans and one Democrat are running to fill 43rd Ohio House district seat. Montgomery County Commissioner...
Abortion, guns, taxes focus in local state House debate
 Abortion rights was the issue that most clearly delineated the difference between Democratic and Republican candidates during Monday’s debate among four of five candidates vying for the Ohio House 42nd district in southern Montgomery County. The debate was sponsored by the Dayton Daily News, WHIO Radio and TV and the Dayton Area League...

Posted: 2 days ago

Abortion rights was the issue that most clearly delineated the difference between Democratic and Republican candidates during Monday’s debate among four of five candidates vying for the Ohio House 42nd district in southern Montgomery County. The debate was sponsored by the Dayton Daily News, WHIO Radio and TV and the Dayton Area League...
Former male stripper makes another run for Ohio governor
 Dayton Democrat Larry Ealy, who once worked as an exotic dancer, is making a second run for Ohio governor. “Why make another run at it? I’ve got some unfinished business,” said Ealy, a 55-year-old father of 10. He said he believes that minorities, particularly African-Americans, have been denied due process and equal rights...

Posted: 5 days ago

Dayton Democrat Larry Ealy, who once worked as an exotic dancer, is making a second run for Ohio governor. “Why make another run at it? I’ve got some unfinished business,” said Ealy, a 55-year-old father of 10. He said he believes that minorities, particularly African-Americans, have been denied due process and equal rights...
South Dayton suburban state House race one to watch on Election Day
 If you can measure the popularity of a job by the number of people seeking it, the race for the Ohio House 42 district in southern Montgomery County is the region’s winner. Five people — three Republicans and two Democrats — are on the May 8 ballot for a seat in a district that has long been a Republican stronghold. About...

Posted: 9 days ago

If you can measure the popularity of a job by the number of people seeking it, the race for the Ohio House 42 district in southern Montgomery County is the region’s winner. Five people — three Republicans and two Democrats — are on the May 8 ballot for a seat in a district that has long been a Republican stronghold. About...
Perales: My opponent is extorting me
 The campaign of State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, said he has filed a complaint with Fairborn Police alleging his Republican opponent, Jocelyn Smith, is extorting him. “I can confirm that Rep. Perales did file a complaint of criminal extortion on Tuesday April 3 at the Fairborn Police Department against his opponent. The Ohio...

Posted: 13 days ago

The campaign of State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, said he has filed a complaint with Fairborn Police alleging his Republican opponent, Jocelyn Smith, is extorting him. “I can confirm that Rep. Perales did file a complaint of criminal extortion on Tuesday April 3 at the Fairborn Police Department against his opponent. The Ohio...
Polygraph test for local statehouse candidate canceled
 Republican Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith will not be taking the polygraph test she had earlier said she would take today in her effort to prove she is telling the truth about her allegations that her opponent, state Rep. Rick Perales choked, kissed and fondled her in 2015. Her campaign says the test will take place at a later time. &ldquo...

Posted: 21 days ago

Republican Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith will not be taking the polygraph test she had earlier said she would take today in her effort to prove she is telling the truth about her allegations that her opponent, state Rep. Rick Perales choked, kissed and fondled her in 2015. Her campaign says the test will take place at a later time. &ldquo...
Latest twist: Candidate says she will take polygraph test Thursday
 Republican Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith says she will take a polygraph test on Thursday in her effort to prove she is telling the truth about her allegations that her opponent, state Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, choked, kissed and fondled her in 2015. Smith of Fairborn had earlier challenged Perales to take a polygraph test and...

Posted: 22 days ago

Republican Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith says she will take a polygraph test on Thursday in her effort to prove she is telling the truth about her allegations that her opponent, state Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, choked, kissed and fondled her in 2015. Smith of Fairborn had earlier challenged Perales to take a polygraph test and...
Candidate now accusing local lawmaker of ‘fondling’ her
 The Republican candidate accusing State Rep. Rick Perales of misconduct sent a letter to Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger on Friday criticizing him for not contacting her and adding “fondling” to her list of allegations against Perales. Rosenberger responded to Jocelyn Smith in a letter Tuesday, saying she should contact law...

Posted: 23 days ago

The Republican candidate accusing State Rep. Rick Perales of misconduct sent a letter to Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger on Friday criticizing him for not contacting her and adding “fondling” to her list of allegations against Perales. Rosenberger responded to Jocelyn Smith in a letter Tuesday, saying she should contact law...
Credibility,#MeToo could be factors in local House race
 The explosive allegations in a local Ohio House race come as scores of women have made accusations of sexual misconduct involving powerful men across the country and an entire movement has grown up around the hashtag #MeToo. But what distinguishes those cases from the back-and-forth verbal punches thrown by Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn...

Posted: 24 days ago

The explosive allegations in a local Ohio House race come as scores of women have made accusations of sexual misconduct involving powerful men across the country and an entire movement has grown up around the hashtag #MeToo. But what distinguishes those cases from the back-and-forth verbal punches thrown by Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn...
5 things to know about allegations in statehouse race
 Republican Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn has made allegations against her opponent, incumbent State. Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek. Here are five things to know. 1. Smith alleges Perales “kissed me, grabbed my throat and put pressure on it and just when I was about to pass out he released” in his Jeep after...

Posted: 28 days ago

Republican Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn has made allegations against her opponent, incumbent State. Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek. Here are five things to know. 1. Smith alleges Perales “kissed me, grabbed my throat and put pressure on it and just when I was about to pass out he released” in his Jeep after...