Why in honor of Paul Kostyu?
Because the idea came from Kostyu from the days he served as The Rep's chief of its Columbus Bureau.
Kostyu - Canton's connection to Columbus - is no more because GateHouse Media, Inc (the Repository's owner) which bills itself as "one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States" axed him as a cost cutting measure.
Since October, 2008 Paul has been writing for Business First Columbus.
Question: Who do you think some of the recipients of a "lump of coal" for Christman will be?