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

Groups like the KKK preach white power but shun ‘hate’ label
 The national leader of a Ku Klux Klan group active in the Dayton area said he is glad anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and others injured when an Ohio man allegedly drove his car into them at a Charlottesville, Va., rally of right-wing groups on Saturday. “Hail victory,” said Chris Barker, imperial wizard...

Posted: 2 days ago

The national leader of a Ku Klux Klan group active in the Dayton area said he is glad anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and others injured when an Ohio man allegedly drove his car into them at a Charlottesville, Va., rally of right-wing groups on Saturday. “Hail victory,” said Chris Barker, imperial wizard...
Dayton a pilot city for DEA ‘360-Degree Strategy’ to fight opioid epidemic
 Dayton has been selected as a pilot city for the "DEA 360-Degree Strategy" to fight the opioid epidemic. The strategy aims to address prescription opioid misuse, heroin abuse and violent crime, Timothy Plancon, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Detroit Field Division, said in a prepared statement released...

Posted: 6 days ago

Dayton has been selected as a pilot city for the "DEA 360-Degree Strategy" to fight the opioid epidemic. The strategy aims to address prescription opioid misuse, heroin abuse and violent crime, Timothy Plancon, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration Detroit Field Division, said in a prepared statement released...
Overdose deaths tick down, but will it last?
 After a steady drumbeat of increasing numbers of accidental drug overdoses, Montgomery County got a rare bit of good news last month: the death total took a significant dip. After seeing the number of deaths soar to 80 in May, the July number dropped all the way to 38, the lowest number for a month this year. “Right now it’s too...

Posted: 8 days ago

After a steady drumbeat of increasing numbers of accidental drug overdoses, Montgomery County got a rare bit of good news last month: the death total took a significant dip. After seeing the number of deaths soar to 80 in May, the July number dropped all the way to 38, the lowest number for a month this year. “Right now it’s too...
Driver in crash that blocked I-70 used fentanyl earlier, patrol says
 A driver involved in a two-vehicle crash that shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Clayton for nearly two hours Thursday night admitted to using fentanyl earlier in the evening, troopers said. It is the latest traffic accident involving a driver allegedly impaired by opioids. The driver, identified as Jeremy Hembree, 32, was...

Posted: 9 days ago

A driver involved in a two-vehicle crash that shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Clayton for nearly two hours Thursday night admitted to using fentanyl earlier in the evening, troopers said. It is the latest traffic accident involving a driver allegedly impaired by opioids. The driver, identified as Jeremy Hembree, 32, was...
120 attend drug forum. Here are comments from some who were there.
 About 120 people attended an opiate crisis town hall held Wednesday at the Christian Life Center in Butler Twp. Here’s what some of them had to say about the problem. “I’m very interested in how we can resolve this opioid issue. It concerns me about the effect it is having on our community.” “I’m here to...

Posted: 9 days ago

About 120 people attended an opiate crisis town hall held Wednesday at the Christian Life Center in Butler Twp. Here’s what some of them had to say about the problem. “I’m very interested in how we can resolve this opioid issue. It concerns me about the effect it is having on our community.” “I’m here to...
Tuesday is Election Day for some in the region
 Voters in the Xenia and Clark Shawnee school districts have issues on Tuesday’s special election ballot. The village of Camden in Preble County also has two issues on the ballot. There are only 11 issues on the ballot statewide. Here’s a look at what voters will decide: Xenia Schools: District leaders hope the third time is the...

Posted: 13 days ago

Voters in the Xenia and Clark Shawnee school districts have issues on Tuesday’s special election ballot. The village of Camden in Preble County also has two issues on the ballot. There are only 11 issues on the ballot statewide. Here’s a look at what voters will decide: Xenia Schools: District leaders hope the third time is the...
Maker identifies cause in deadly ride malfunction
 Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement, according to a report from WBNS-10 TV in Columbus. >>Read more Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell...

Posted: 14 days ago

Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement, according to a report from WBNS-10 TV in Columbus. >>Read more Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell...
Maker identifies cause in deadly ride malfunction at Ohio State Fair
 Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement today. The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injured seven others who were on the ride when it broke on the fair’s opening day. The statement said...

Posted: 14 days ago

Excessive corrosion caused a metal arm to break on the Fire Ball ride that malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, the Netherlands-based ride manufacturer KMG said in a statement today. The incident killed 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell and injured seven others who were on the ride when it broke on the fair’s opening day. The statement said...
UPDATED: Ohio State Fair tragedy: What happened?
 Every year, millions of Americans ride amusement park rides, jump in bouncy houses, zoom down water slides and strap into roller coasters with the assumption that the rides are safe. But across the country and in Ohio, oversight of traveling carnivals, amusement parks and inflatable attractions is handled by a patchwork of state and local...

Posted: 14 days ago

Every year, millions of Americans ride amusement park rides, jump in bouncy houses, zoom down water slides and strap into roller coasters with the assumption that the rides are safe. But across the country and in Ohio, oversight of traveling carnivals, amusement parks and inflatable attractions is handled by a patchwork of state and local...
5 things people are saying about the new downtown Dayton Metro Library
 The grand opening of the rebuilt main Dayton Metro Library was held on Saturday. An estimated 5,000 people came to see the $64 million taxpayer-funded library. Here’s what five of them had to say. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it.” “I’m pleasantly overwhelmed, as I anticipated...

Posted: 15 days ago

The grand opening of the rebuilt main Dayton Metro Library was held on Saturday. An estimated 5,000 people came to see the $64 million taxpayer-funded library. Here’s what five of them had to say. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it.” “I’m pleasantly overwhelmed, as I anticipated...
Downtown Dayton Metro Library grand opening cheered
 An estimated 5,000 people came through the newly rebuilt $64 million Dayton Metro Library during Saturday’s grand opening. And visitors were impressed. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it,” said Karil Sampson, 40, of Dayton. “I think it’s a great anchor for the city. This is a...

Posted: 15 days ago

An estimated 5,000 people came through the newly rebuilt $64 million Dayton Metro Library during Saturday’s grand opening. And visitors were impressed. “It’s lovely inside. I can’t wait for the kids to use it,” said Karil Sampson, 40, of Dayton. “I think it’s a great anchor for the city. This is a...