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

5 ways manufacturing is on the upswing in Dayton again
 The manufacturing sector in the Miami Valley is recovering after a long decline, but this isn’t your father’s factory. Automation and technology have displaced some workers while boosting overall productivity. More highly skilled workers are needed to operate, manage and maintain the high-tech equipment that is used in today&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

The manufacturing sector in the Miami Valley is recovering after a long decline, but this isn’t your father’s factory. Automation and technology have displaced some workers while boosting overall productivity. More highly skilled workers are needed to operate, manage and maintain the high-tech equipment that is used in today&rsquo...
What industries dominate Dayton’s economy? 3 sectors take the lead 
 Manufacturing companies remain a strong component in the Dayton region economy, making up $16.4 billion — nearly one-quarter — of the $76 billion Gross Regional Product, according to data from Emsi, a labor market analytics company, provided by the Dayton Development Coalition. But development officials have also worked to diversify...

Posted: 7 days ago

Manufacturing companies remain a strong component in the Dayton region economy, making up $16.4 billion — nearly one-quarter — of the $76 billion Gross Regional Product, according to data from Emsi, a labor market analytics company, provided by the Dayton Development Coalition. But development officials have also worked to diversify...
These top 5 companies drive Dayton-area economy. Are they ready for the future?
 The Dayton region’s five largest companies are in a strong position financially but all face challenges unique to their industries, as well as a common dilemma: finding workers with the right skills. Together the five private businesses employ more than 33,000 workers locally, and encompass industries that are among the most vital to...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Dayton region’s five largest companies are in a strong position financially but all face challenges unique to their industries, as well as a common dilemma: finding workers with the right skills. Together the five private businesses employ more than 33,000 workers locally, and encompass industries that are among the most vital to...
Plummer, Butler, Antani, Perales, Smith among winners in local Ohio House races
 Republicans won all contested Dayton region Ohio House seats in Tuesday election. In the Dayton region Republican Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer won the House 40th District and newcomer Jena Powell won the 80th, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. State Reps. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek...

Posted: 13 days ago

Republicans won all contested Dayton region Ohio House seats in Tuesday election. In the Dayton region Republican Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer won the House 40th District and newcomer Jena Powell won the 80th, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. State Reps. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek...
Election highlights: DeWine wins, some familiar names lose, Dayton OKs marijuana issue and more
 Ohio voters picked a new governor, backed the full slate of Republicans to statewide non-judicial offices and killed Issue 1. Local voters backed the Five Rivers MetroParks levy and Dayton voters OK’d effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. It also was a night where some familiar faces lost their seats locally...

Posted: 13 days ago

Ohio voters picked a new governor, backed the full slate of Republicans to statewide non-judicial offices and killed Issue 1. Local voters backed the Five Rivers MetroParks levy and Dayton voters OK’d effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. It also was a night where some familiar faces lost their seats locally...
Unofficial results: Republican Smith beats Foley in tight 43rd Ohio House District race; Foley says he won’t yet concede
 Democrat Dan Foley is not conceding the 43rd District seat in the Ohio House race against Republican State Rep. J. Todd Smith. The unofficial results show Smith, of Jackson Twp., narrowly defeated Foley with 50.53 percent, while Foley garnered 49.47 percent of the vote.  “We'll be doing our due diligence checking on...

Posted: 13 days ago

Democrat Dan Foley is not conceding the 43rd District seat in the Ohio House race against Republican State Rep. J. Todd Smith. The unofficial results show Smith, of Jackson Twp., narrowly defeated Foley with 50.53 percent, while Foley garnered 49.47 percent of the vote.  “We'll be doing our due diligence checking on...
Republican Huffman wins state Senate 5th District race
 State Rep. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, on Tuesday defeated Democrat Paul Bradley in Ohio’s 5th Senate District, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.  Huffman had 53.3 percent to Bradley’s 46.7 percent of the vote.  Republican Sen. Steve Wilson, R-Maineville, defeated Democrat...

Posted: 13 days ago

State Rep. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, on Tuesday defeated Democrat Paul Bradley in Ohio’s 5th Senate District, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office.  Huffman had 53.3 percent to Bradley’s 46.7 percent of the vote.  Republican Sen. Steve Wilson, R-Maineville, defeated Democrat...
FOP Lodge denounces campaign ad, issues support for Brookville police
 The Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Lodge 117, denounced a political advertisement that members said was intended  to benefit State Rep. J. Todd Smith’s, R-Jackson Twp.,  campaign and has issued a message of support for the Brookville police officers. In the ad, Dan Foley, sitting Montgomery County commissioner and Democratic...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Lodge 117, denounced a political advertisement that members said was intended  to benefit State Rep. J. Todd Smith’s, R-Jackson Twp.,  campaign and has issued a message of support for the Brookville police officers. In the ad, Dan Foley, sitting Montgomery County commissioner and Democratic...
With the election days away, candidates and voters were busy in the area Saturday
 The final weekend of campaigning before Election Day brought activists out to ring doorbells and sent voters to local boards of election to cast their ballots early on Saturday. As residents headed to downtown Dayton to vote early, multiple groups were working to communicate with voters. A group of about 90 Republicans gathered in Kettering...

Posted: 16 days ago

The final weekend of campaigning before Election Day brought activists out to ring doorbells and sent voters to local boards of election to cast their ballots early on Saturday. As residents headed to downtown Dayton to vote early, multiple groups were working to communicate with voters. A group of about 90 Republicans gathered in Kettering...
Former Clark County commissioner dies
 Gordon Flax, who previously served as a Clark County commissioner, recently died according to information from local officials.    Gordon Flax was the grandfather of Melanie Flax Wilt, who now also serves as a Clark County commissioner. Flax Wilt filled the seat previously held by longtime Commissioner John Detrick.   ...

Posted: 17 days ago

Gordon Flax, who previously served as a Clark County commissioner, recently died according to information from local officials.    Gordon Flax was the grandfather of Melanie Flax Wilt, who now also serves as a Clark County commissioner. Flax Wilt filled the seat previously held by longtime Commissioner John Detrick.   ...
Here’s what the governor candidates say about raising the minimum wage
 The idea of raising Ohio’s minimum wage is controversial and the four candidates for Ohio governor each have somewhat different positions on it. Ohio’s minimum wage is $8.30 per hour, higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour because Ohio voters in 2006 approved a law that increases the minimum wage based on inflation...

Posted: 19 days ago

The idea of raising Ohio’s minimum wage is controversial and the four candidates for Ohio governor each have somewhat different positions on it. Ohio’s minimum wage is $8.30 per hour, higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour because Ohio voters in 2006 approved a law that increases the minimum wage based on inflation...