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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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‘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...

Posted: 11 days ago

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...

Posted: 12 days ago

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...

Posted: 13 days ago

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...

Posted: 13 days ago

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...

Posted: 13 days ago

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...
State Issue 1 wins easily; will change how Ohio draws Congressional lines
 Issue 1, which would 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. After every census, Ohio lawmakers...

Posted: 14 days ago

Issue 1, which would 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. After every census, Ohio lawmakers...
10 things to watch in today’s Ohio election
 Ohio voters head to the polls today in one of the most high-profile Ohio primary elections in years. There are contested races all over the ballot, from local races to the big-money primaries for governor and U.S. Senate. Voters will also decide on State Issue 1, a major overhaul to how the state draws congressional district lines. All told...

Posted: 14 days ago

Ohio voters head to the polls today in one of the most high-profile Ohio primary elections in years. There are contested races all over the ballot, from local races to the big-money primaries for governor and U.S. Senate. Voters will also decide on State Issue 1, a major overhaul to how the state draws congressional district lines. All told...
Election 2018: An in-depth look at State Issue 1
 More than 71 percent of Ohioans in 2015 voted to reduce hyperpartisan influence in the drawing of legislative district maps. On Tuesday, the state’s voters can try to rein in congressional gerrymandering. As the 2020 Census nears, redistricting issues are populating state ballots across the country. Seven states, including Ohio, have...

Posted: 17 days ago

More than 71 percent of Ohioans in 2015 voted to reduce hyperpartisan influence in the drawing of legislative district maps. On Tuesday, the state’s voters can try to rein in congressional gerrymandering. As the 2020 Census nears, redistricting issues are populating state ballots across the country. Seven states, including Ohio, have...
Salacious allegations have dominated local statehouse race
 The Republican primary for the 73rd House district is the region’s most contentious race, with explosive allegations and an extortion complaint overshadowing the candidates’ positions on the issues. State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, and challenger Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn face off in the May 8 primary; the winner will run...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Republican primary for the 73rd House district is the region’s most contentious race, with explosive allegations and an extortion complaint overshadowing the candidates’ positions on the issues. State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, and challenger Jocelyn Smith of Fairborn face off in the May 8 primary; the winner will run...
May Election: Big money spent in Miami/Darke County state House race
 Nearly a quarter of a million dollars has been spent on the Republican primary in Ohio’s 80th state House district making it one of the most expensive statehouse primary in the region. The district covers Miami and southern Darke counties. The four candidates have spent $220,061 heading toward the May 8 primary. George H. Lovett of...

Posted: 21 days ago

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars has been spent on the Republican primary in Ohio’s 80th state House district making it one of the most expensive statehouse primary in the region. The district covers Miami and southern Darke counties. The four candidates have spent $220,061 heading toward the May 8 primary. George H. Lovett of...
Democrats outraise Republicans in several local statehouse races
 Democrats running for the Ohio House and Senate outraised Republican candidates, including incumbents, in several local races since January 1, according to pre-primary campaign finance reports filed by Thursday’s deadline at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Democrats led fundraising in the Ohio Senate 5th district and the...

Posted: 25 days ago

Democrats running for the Ohio House and Senate outraised Republican candidates, including incumbents, in several local races since January 1, according to pre-primary campaign finance reports filed by Thursday’s deadline at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Democrats led fundraising in the Ohio Senate 5th district and the...