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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Furloughed federal employees get unemployment pay from Ohio but will need to repay it
 Ohio has granted unemployment compensation to 310 furloughed federal workers and they will have to re-pay those benefits now that the shutdown has ended. More than 750 federal employees statewide applied for jobless benefits and more than 40 percent of them have been approved. Most of the others are still pending, according to Bret Crow,...

Posted: 25 days ago

Ohio has granted unemployment compensation to 310 furloughed federal workers and they will have to re-pay those benefits now that the shutdown has ended. More than 750 federal employees statewide applied for jobless benefits and more than 40 percent of them have been approved. Most of the others are still pending, according to Bret Crow,...
5 reasons officials believe the Dayton region could handle another recession
 Five things to know about the Dayton region’s resilience if another recession comes. 1. Local officials say the region’s economy has become far more diverse and less dependent on the auto industry. 2. A downtown Dayton development boom is bringing housing and commercial development to the city’s core. 3. Unemployment in...

11:00 AM Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Five things to know about the Dayton region’s resilience if another recession comes. 1. Local officials say the region’s economy has become far more diverse and less dependent on the auto industry. 2. A downtown Dayton development boom is bringing housing and commercial development to the city’s core. 3. Unemployment in...
See where millions have been spent to improve downtown Dayton
 Development is booming in Dayton downtown as buildings left vacant after the loss of multiple major companies are being bought up by investors and put to new uses. The Downtown Dayton Partnership lists $564.25 million in estimated investment for 33 significant projects that have been completed, are under construction or have some funding...

11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Development is booming in Dayton downtown as buildings left vacant after the loss of multiple major companies are being bought up by investors and put to new uses. The Downtown Dayton Partnership lists $564.25 million in estimated investment for 33 significant projects that have been completed, are under construction or have some funding...
How the next recession could affect Dayton
 Recessions are inevitable, but when the next one will come and how hard it would hit the Dayton region remain big questions. Even if a slowdown comes this year, our region is better prepared to weather it than when the Great Recession hit more than a decade ago, local government and development officials said. The local economy is now more...

11:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

Recessions are inevitable, but when the next one will come and how hard it would hit the Dayton region remain big questions. Even if a slowdown comes this year, our region is better prepared to weather it than when the Great Recession hit more than a decade ago, local government and development officials said. The local economy is now more...
5 things to know about those big rigs
 Those big rig trucks barreling down the highway are a key part of how America moves its goods. But the industry faces some challenges as it continues recovering from a downturn during the Great Recession. Here are five things to know about the U.S. trucking industry: 1. Finding qualified workers remains a huge challenge for trucking companies...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 02, 2019

Those big rig trucks barreling down the highway are a key part of how America moves its goods. But the industry faces some challenges as it continues recovering from a downturn during the Great Recession. Here are five things to know about the U.S. trucking industry: 1. Finding qualified workers remains a huge challenge for trucking companies...
As large truck traffic increases on US roadways, is safety taking a hit? 
 While tractor-trailer truck traffic has been on the rise in recent years, trucks were involved in fewer fatal crashes than in 2007, according to federal data through 2016.  Large trucks traveled nearly 288 million vehicle miles in 2016, according to data from the Federal  Highway Administration. That’s less than the pre-recession...

11:00 AM Monday, Dec. 31, 2018

While tractor-trailer truck traffic has been on the rise in recent years, trucks were involved in fewer fatal crashes than in 2007, according to federal data through 2016.  Large trucks traveled nearly 288 million vehicle miles in 2016, according to data from the Federal  Highway Administration. That’s less than the pre-recession...
Trucking industry must overcome challenges to continue growth
 Trucking — a critical industry in the Miami Valley — has expanded as demand has soared, but it faces significant hurdles to continue its growth. These challenges impact the Dayton area, which has a big stake in the logistics industry in a region long dubbed the “Crossroads of America” because of the two major cross-country...

11:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018

Trucking — a critical industry in the Miami Valley — has expanded as demand has soared, but it faces significant hurdles to continue its growth. These challenges impact the Dayton area, which has a big stake in the logistics industry in a region long dubbed the “Crossroads of America” because of the two major cross-country...
Best of 2018: 5 investigations that made a difference this year
 Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...

5:00 AM Monday, Dec. 24, 2018

Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...
The Dayton Daily News’ best investigative reporting of 2018
 Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...

10:59 PM Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

Our reporters in 2018 exposed wrongdoing at the highest level of our institutions, from the legislature to the Catholic Church, and also showed the harm caused to our community and our citizens by individuals who violated our trust. What emerges from reading through the list below is how many of these situations could have been prevented...
3 reasons Wright-Patterson is top choice for F-35 program
 The process of bringing the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will likely start within months, a senator told the Dayton Daily News. Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, said the consolidation of the current F-35 program could start within the next few months. The current F-35 HPSI organization...

1:12 PM Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

The process of bringing the F-35 Lightning II Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will likely start within months, a senator told the Dayton Daily News. Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, said the consolidation of the current F-35 program could start within the next few months. The current F-35 HPSI organization...
Lawmakers put partisan differences aside in recent series of area announcements
 Despite all the partisan rancor in Columbus and Washington, a recent spate of announcements by area lawmakers shows the two parties can at times carve out some middle ground. “Not all issues are really partisan in nature. Not every issue is ideological,” said Mark Caleb Smith, director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville...

12:00 AM Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Despite all the partisan rancor in Columbus and Washington, a recent spate of announcements by area lawmakers shows the two parties can at times carve out some middle ground. “Not all issues are really partisan in nature. Not every issue is ideological,” said Mark Caleb Smith, director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville...