Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

217-221-3377
seighinger@whig.com
@StevieDirtWHIG

Steve Eighinger has been a general assignment reporter and columnist at The Herald-Whig since 1998, covering a wide range of topics from dirt-track racing to religion to reality television. He's also the newspaper's unofficial food critic and an avid fan of "The" Ohio State University, the Big Ten Conference (except Michigan) and the Cleveland Indians. Before moving to Quincy, Steve was a sports writer, editor and columnist in Ohio. He worked at the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, and Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Steve is a diehard fantasy athlete and has been in the same fantasy baseball league(s) since 1984. He also loves sports research and is always working on some sort of high school, college, racing or pro baseball/football project from the comfort of his mancave at home. Steve also is a member of two softball halls of fame.

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Steve Eighinger

Time to crown the annual Morons of the Year

After a year's worth of bad judgments, bad ideas and bad actions, it's time to crown the 2017 Morons of the Year. To be eligible, today's top three had to have earned gold-medal status during one of the preceding 12 months.

Search begins for next Career Makeover winner
Education

Search begins for next Career Makeover winner

Who will be next? Applications are now being taken for the sixth annual Career Makeover competition, sponsored by the John Wood Community College Foundation and WGEM.

Conover enters first full year at QU with 'change in the air'
Education

Conover enters first full year at QU with 'change in the air'

Phil Conover will admit, even away from the office in his quietest moments, that it can be challenging to separate himself from his duties as president of Quincy University. "It can be difficult to put passion on the shelf," he said.

Americans spent at record holiday pace
Business

Americans spent at record holiday pace

The early returns are in for the holiday shopping season, and for the most part, the results seem positive.

Quincy News

2017's top stories similar to 2016

The more things change, the more they stay the same? That could easily have been the theme of 2017 across the region when it came to storylines that captured our attention the most.

Zaerr's 38-year career as firefighter comes to close
Quincy News

Zaerr's 38-year career as firefighter comes to close

Rick Zaerr said the reality of retirement began to sink in about a week ago. "I knew I would soon have to start figuring out what I was going to do when I got up in the mornings," joked Zaerr, who turns 70 in early January.

Husband's poem provides a steppingstone to new year
Steve Eighinger

Husband's poem provides a steppingstone to new year

To this day, Essie Hendricks firmly believes her late husband, Harry, had what she terms "heavenly help" when writing a poem not long before his passing in 2016.

QMG offers innovative 3-D-printed casts
Health

QMG offers innovative 3-D-printed casts

QMG is the first clinic east of the Mississippi River to offer the 3D-printed casts, according to information supplied by manufacturer ActivArmor of Pueblo, Colo.

Quincy News

It's going to be a cold, cold weekend

Forecasts are calling for West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri to be wrapped in a severe deep freeze this weekend and early next week.

Soap Box Derby has later 2018 date, possible night racing
Quincy News

Soap Box Derby has later 2018 date, possible night racing

Quincy Soap Box Derby officials are moving the event back a week next year to avoid the same weekend of the return of the Gran Prix of Karting, and they are considering night racing and adding a 5K run/walk event to the itinerary.