A resident of Clark County with his wife, Cynthia, Sidlo has been active in leadership positions with the Clark State Community College Foundation Board and with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He is an outdoorsman, hunter and extensive reader and said he expects to remain in the community and will continue to write.
Hawkins is a lifelong Springfield resident and has worked at the News-Sun since 1973. He served as managing editor for the past six months after stints that included editorial page editor, news editor, city editor and reporter. He has overseen, at times, nearly every aspect of the News-Sun’s coverage.
“My family has been (in Springfield) since the early 19th century, and I think it’s been more fun to be in a place I really cared about,” Hawkins said.
He and his wife, Susan, own a home on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan. He is a gourmet cook and has excelled in numerous hobbies, including hand-building canoes and kayaks.
“Steve and Tom have devoted their adult lives to the highest form of journalism,” said Jana Collier, editor in chief of the Dayton Daily News and Cox Media Group Ohio newspapers. “They are incredibly devoted to the Springfield community and will truly be missed.”