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

As gun debate re-emerges, 7 findings from our recent reporting on gun laws
 Ohioans have easy access to firearms and accessories and state lawmakers have worked for years to increase where guns can be carried and who can carry concealed weapons.  Gun control advocates point to the 17 people shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as the latest proof that more legislation is...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Ohioans have easy access to firearms and accessories and state lawmakers have worked for years to increase where guns can be carried and who can carry concealed weapons.  Gun control advocates point to the 17 people shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida as the latest proof that more legislation is...
Judge candidate fails to make ballot in Montgomery County and will fight to get in race
 One candidate for judge won’t make the May 8 primary ballot in Montgomery County after the board of elections on Tuesday certified nominating petitions submitted by candidates. Democrat Alan D. Gabel of Dayton submitted nominating petitions with the wrong commencement date for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge-General Division...

Posted: 8 days ago

One candidate for judge won’t make the May 8 primary ballot in Montgomery County after the board of elections on Tuesday certified nominating petitions submitted by candidates. Democrat Alan D. Gabel of Dayton submitted nominating petitions with the wrong commencement date for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge-General Division...
Longtime Urbana Congressman to face primary challenger
 One of two Republican Congressmen representing the Springfield region faces a primary challenger in May, and Democrats are running in both races. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, who has carved out a major national profile as a leader of the conservative Freedom Caucus in Congress, faces a challenge in the 4th U.S. House District from Republican...

Posted: 13 days ago

One of two Republican Congressmen representing the Springfield region faces a primary challenger in May, and Democrats are running in both races. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, who has carved out a major national profile as a leader of the conservative Freedom Caucus in Congress, faces a challenge in the 4th U.S. House District from Republican...
Who’s running for Statehouse seats from Clark, Champaign County?
 Voters are going to have plenty of candidates to choose from this year in Southwest Ohio’s state House races with Democrats fielding candidates in every race and incumbents facing primary challengers across the region. Republicans hold large majorities in both the Ohio House and the Senate but Democrats hope to ride a mid-term wave...

Posted: 13 days ago

Voters are going to have plenty of candidates to choose from this year in Southwest Ohio’s state House races with Democrats fielding candidates in every race and incumbents facing primary challengers across the region. Republicans hold large majorities in both the Ohio House and the Senate but Democrats hope to ride a mid-term wave...
Local Republican lawmakers trade accusations of ‘political ambition,’ ‘strange insult’
 State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, is accusing State Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, of lining up another Republican to run against Antani in the May primary in an effort to clear his path for a state Senate run. “I would hope that his unbridled potlitical ambition isn’t causing him to run a primary opponent against another Republican...

Posted: 13 days ago

State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, is accusing State Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, of lining up another Republican to run against Antani in the May primary in an effort to clear his path for a state Senate run. “I would hope that his unbridled potlitical ambition isn’t causing him to run a primary opponent against another Republican...
Who is running?: 18 local state House and Senate races on ballot this year
 Voters are going to have plenty of candidates to choose from this year in southwest Ohio’s House and Senate races with Democrats fielding candidates in every race and incumbents facing primary challengers across the region, according to petitions filed by Wednesday’s deadline at local boards of election. Republicans hold every...

Posted: 13 days ago

Voters are going to have plenty of candidates to choose from this year in southwest Ohio’s House and Senate races with Democrats fielding candidates in every race and incumbents facing primary challengers across the region, according to petitions filed by Wednesday’s deadline at local boards of election. Republicans hold every...
Who is running for Congress locally? Field is taking shape
 Three of the five Republicans who make up southwest Ohio’s U.S. Congressional delegation face primary battles and Democrats are fielding candidates in all five districts, according to nominating petitions filed by Wednesday’s deadline at area boards of election. The candidates will only appear on the May 8 ballot if the boards...

Posted: 13 days ago

Three of the five Republicans who make up southwest Ohio’s U.S. Congressional delegation face primary battles and Democrats are fielding candidates in all five districts, according to nominating petitions filed by Wednesday’s deadline at area boards of election. The candidates will only appear on the May 8 ballot if the boards...
Former male stripper from Dayton 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 minorities, particularly African-Ameircans, have been denied due process and equal rights. ...

Posted: 14 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 minorities, particularly African-Ameircans, have been denied due process and equal rights. ...
Xenia man accused of exposing himself to girl, 10, sex act with animals
 A Xenia man is facing charges after he allegedly exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl and committed a sexual act with two dogs on the same day.  Kevin James Pettit, 59, was booked into the Greene County Jail Jan. 19 on  charges of public indecency and violating Ohio’s law against bestiality by engaging in sexual conduct with an...

Posted: 15 days ago

A Xenia man is facing charges after he allegedly exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl and committed a sexual act with two dogs on the same day.  Kevin James Pettit, 59, was booked into the Greene County Jail Jan. 19 on charges of public indecency and violating Ohio’s law against bestiality by engaging in sexual conduct with an...
Ohio Supreme Court ruling against abortion clinics could impact Kettering clinic
 The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday issued rulings on two cases that solidify the state’s restrictions on abortion clinics and could lead to further efforts to close more clinics, including the Women’s Med abortion clinic in Kettering. The state has tried to close the Kettering clinic using transfer agreement requirements that are...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday issued rulings on two cases that solidify the state’s restrictions on abortion clinics and could lead to further efforts to close more clinics, including the Women’s Med abortion clinic in Kettering. The state has tried to close the Kettering clinic using transfer agreement requirements that are...
UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Portman criticizes Trump for calling Democrats ‘treasonous’ during his Cincinnati visit to tout tax plan
 UPDATE: After President Donald Trump called Democrats “treasonous” for not applauding him during his State of the Union speech, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said he “would not have used the words.”  Portman, who attended the event, said in a statement on Tuesday that he shared “the disappointment that...

Posted: 17 days ago

UPDATE: After President Donald Trump called Democrats “treasonous” for not applauding him during his State of the Union speech, U.S. Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said he “would not have used the words.”  Portman, who attended the event, said in a statement on Tuesday that he shared “the disappointment that...