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.

Latest from Lynn Hulsey

A Dayton native is getting national attention for developing a unique college-themed hotel chain
 A Dayton native has founded a chain of college-themed hotels and is profiled this week in the New York Times. Ben Weprin, 40, now of Chicago, founded AJ Capital Partners and serves as chief executive the Chicago real estate company, according to the story in the Times. The chain of boutique hotels, called Graduate Hotels, launched in 2014...

Posted: 17 hours ago

A Dayton native has founded a chain of college-themed hotels and is profiled this week in the New York Times. Ben Weprin, 40, now of Chicago, founded AJ Capital Partners and serves as chief executive the Chicago real estate company, according to the story in the Times. The chain of boutique hotels, called Graduate Hotels, launched in 2014...
Did you know: The Air Force museum has a special cross made for the grave of Teddy Roosevelt’s son, who died 100 years ago today
 Today is the 100th anniversary of the wartime death of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of former President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Lt. Roosevelt, 20, was shot down behind German lines on July 14, 1918 by a German ace as Roosevelt piloted his Nieuport 28 at  Chamery near Coulonges-en-Tardenois  in France,...

Posted: 4 days ago

Today is the 100th anniversary of the wartime death of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of former President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Lt. Roosevelt, 20, was shot down behind German lines on July 14, 1918 by a German ace as Roosevelt piloted his Nieuport 28 at Chamery near Coulonges-en-Tardenois  in France,...
5 reasons Middletown’s annual hot air balloon festival is one of Ohio’s most unique events
 The sky will look a lot brighter in Middletown next weekend when the annual hot air balloon festival kicks off on Friday, July 20. Here’s a few things to know about this unique event held July 20-22 at Middletown Regional Airport and Smith Park: A huge variety: You will see much more than the typical tear-drop shaped hot air balloons...

Posted: 4 days ago

The sky will look a lot brighter in Middletown next weekend when the annual hot air balloon festival kicks off on Friday, July 20. Here’s a few things to know about this unique event held July 20-22 at Middletown Regional Airport and Smith Park: A huge variety: You will see much more than the typical tear-drop shaped hot air balloons...
Arraignment set for former GOP statehouse candidate to be tried before visiting judge 
 A retired Hamilton County common pleas court judge has been assigned to hear the case involving a former GOP candidate who is charged with extortion and coercion in connection to alleged threats made during her campaign. Timothy S. Hogan was assigned to the case against Jocelyn Smith, 36, by the Supreme Court of Ohio Friday morning. At the...

Posted: 12 days ago

A retired Hamilton County common pleas court judge has been assigned to hear the case involving a former GOP candidate who is charged with extortion and coercion in connection to alleged threats made during her campaign. Timothy S. Hogan was assigned to the case against Jocelyn Smith, 36, by the Supreme Court of Ohio Friday morning. At the...
What you need to know about changes to Ohio driver’s licenses that are now in effect
 Starting today you will need additional documents to get your driver’s license if you plan to fly. Also, you will no longer get your license at the BMV and will now get it in the mail. Here’s a look at what you need to know: NEW PROCESS: Licenses will arrive about 10 days after they're issued once the change takes effect July...

Posted: 16 days ago

Starting today you will need additional documents to get your driver’s license if you plan to fly. Also, you will no longer get your license at the BMV and will now get it in the mail. Here’s a look at what you need to know: NEW PROCESS: Licenses will arrive about 10 days after they're issued once the change takes effect July...
Perales GOP opponent indicted for extortion and coercion
 Former Republican statehouse candidate Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, was indicted on felony and misdemeanor counts related to alleged threats she made during her campaign against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, during this year’s GOP primary, according to Greene County Common Pleas Court records. Smith faces a third-degree...

Posted: 26 days ago

Former Republican statehouse candidate Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, was indicted on felony and misdemeanor counts related to alleged threats she made during her campaign against State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, during this year’s GOP primary, according to Greene County Common Pleas Court records. Smith faces a third-degree...
‘Throw the bums out’ mantra didn’t apply to Tuesday’s election
 The public likes to rail against incumbents, but just one sitting legislator — State Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton — was defeated in Tuesday’s Ohio primary, and most of them won big. “There’s a lot of people who talk about voting the bums out, but the ‘bums’ live in other districts,” said...

5:58 PM Friday, May. 11, 2018

The public likes to rail against incumbents, but just one sitting legislator — State Rep. Wes Retherford, R-Hamilton — was defeated in Tuesday’s Ohio primary, and most of them won big. “There’s a lot of people who talk about voting the bums out, but the ‘bums’ live in other districts,” said...
Few upsets in local statehouse races
 In the end, few of the Ohio statehouse races were close on Tuesday, though some were extremely hard fought in a year when Republicans will try to preserve their heavy majority in the Ohio House and Senate. Winners in some of the more high profile local races included State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, who turned back a challenge from...

9:25 PM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

In the end, few of the Ohio statehouse races were close on Tuesday, though some were extremely hard fought in a year when Republicans will try to preserve their heavy majority in the Ohio House and Senate. Winners in some of the more high profile local races included State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, who turned back a challenge from...
State Issue 1 won easily: 3 things to know about the confusing proposal
 Issue 1, which will make major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress, easily passed in Tuesday’s election. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. Here is what you need to understand...

4:48 PM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Issue 1, which will make major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress, easily passed in Tuesday’s election. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. Here is what you need to understand...
Antani and Dickerson are winners in race for Ohio 42nd statehouse seat
 State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg and Democrat Zach Dickerson won their primary races in the Ohio 42nd House district, according to final, unofficial results on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. Antani received 63 percent of the vote, garnering 6,780 votes. Miamisburg Vice Mayor Sarah M. Clark got 3,007 votes,  or...

9:26 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg and Democrat Zach Dickerson won their primary races in the Ohio 42nd House district, according to final, unofficial results on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. Antani received 63 percent of the vote, garnering 6,780 votes. Miamisburg Vice Mayor Sarah M. Clark got 3,007 votes,  or...
Perales prevails over Smith in bizarre Greene County statehouse race
 State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, overcame salacious allegations in his Republican primary race against Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn, soundly defeating her in the Republican primary for the Ohio 73rd district seat. Perales took 80 percent of the vote to Smith’s to 20 percent, according to final, unofficial results posted on the Ohio...

9:16 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, overcame salacious allegations in his Republican primary race against Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn, soundly defeating her in the Republican primary for the Ohio 73rd district seat. Perales took 80 percent of the vote to Smith’s to 20 percent, according to final, unofficial results posted on the Ohio...