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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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Debate set for Monday in local state House race
 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: 3 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: 7 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: 15 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: 16 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: 17 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: 18 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: 22 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...
Consultant says challenger Jocelyn Smith out to ‘ruin’ Rep. Perales
 A consultant who advised Republican state House candidate Jocelyn Smith last year as she geared up her campaign against state Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, said that Smith told him she had a consensual sexting relationship with Perales that included no violence. “He never choked her, according to her,” said Michael Talev,...

Posted: 23 days ago

A consultant who advised Republican state House candidate Jocelyn Smith last year as she geared up her campaign against state Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, said that Smith told him she had a consensual sexting relationship with Perales that included no violence. “He never choked her, according to her,” said Michael Talev,...
‘Don’t force me to release the rest of the text messages,’ local candidate tells lawmaker
 Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith Tuesday called for her Republican primary opponent, state Rep. Rick Perales, to step down from office and drop out of the race, and threatened to release sexual text messages she says she has between the two of them if he refuses. She also called for Perales, R-Beavercreek, to take a lie detector test, which...

Posted: 24 days ago

Ohio House candidate Jocelyn Smith Tuesday called for her Republican primary opponent, state Rep. Rick Perales, to step down from office and drop out of the race, and threatened to release sexual text messages she says she has between the two of them if he refuses. She also called for Perales, R-Beavercreek, to take a lie detector test, which...
Ohio lawmaker denies he tried to choke, kiss opponent in 2015
 Jocelyn Smith, the Fairborn woman running in the Republican primary against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is accusing him of kissing and choking her in his Jeep in January 2015. Perales, who is serving his third term in a district that includes Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other parts of western Greene County, denied choking...

Posted: 25 days ago

Jocelyn Smith, the Fairborn woman running in the Republican primary against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is accusing him of kissing and choking her in his Jeep in January 2015. Perales, who is serving his third term in a district that includes Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other parts of western Greene County, denied choking...
Ohio House Rep. denies opponent’s claim he kissed and choked her
 Jocelyn Smith, the Fairborn woman running in the Republican primary against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is accusing him of kissing and choking her in his Jeep in January 2015. Perales, who is serving his third term in a district that includes Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other parts of western Greene County, denied choking...

Posted: 25 days ago

Jocelyn Smith, the Fairborn woman running in the Republican primary against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is accusing him of kissing and choking her in his Jeep in January 2015. Perales, who is serving his third term in a district that includes Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other parts of western Greene County, denied choking...