Bill Rinehart is Senior Correspondent for 700WLW News. Though despite his best efforts, no-one else will refer to him by that title.
He came to the Big One in August, 2004. His beat covers City Hall, Hamilton County Commissioners, breaking news, and anything else that comes along.
In his private life, he likes books, movies, television shows, and music. He is also a big fan of certain foods, and beverages. His hobbies include doing things, not doing other things, and blogging.
This blog takes an unflinching look, behind the scenes, in the newsroom. But mostly, it's just an excuse for you to not do any real work.
Last year, we toured the Dent Schoolhouse and Kings Island's Halloween Haunt. This year, we traveled north, to Springboro for the Haunted Hayride and Black Bog. This is the 24th year for the seasonal tour, and on a chilly Friday night, it was easy to see why its been going so long, and with so many returning cast members.
I'd like to review both attractions, but don't want to give their secrets away. So, I'll say this: the Haunted Hayride is the tamer of the two, but, it has some amazing stunts. The set up and cast members of Black Bog do a great job of keeping visitors unsettled, sometimes in subtle ways.
Listen to an interview with show runner Bill Danishek:
To get you further into the spirit of the season, (which is the season of spirits). Washington Park is screening some classic horror films. They're showing the Universal monster films Dracula, and Frankenstein, and the neo-classic Gremlins. Details about Friday Fright Nights at their site.
3CDC is accepting entries for their annual Halloween contest at Fountain Square. And the prizes look to be worth dressing up for.
And for those of you more into the colors of autumn, the fall show is underway at the Krohn Conservatory. It bears mentioning again that they're featuring "Mitate: A Japanese Garden", now through October 27th. Go to their site and download a coupon for a buck off your admission.