Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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@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

From the era of 'Daddy Wags' to the 'Honey Badger'

During my formative years, one of the first things that attracted me to sports -- other than the concession stands -- were the entertaining nicknames attached to some of the athletes.

Dot underscores commitment to communities, family ideals
Quincy News

Dot underscores commitment to communities, family ideals

Pat Tracy's recent address at the Tri-State Manufacturing Conference at John Wood Community College contained some valuable information about the importance of a company's connection to the community where it's located.

Four candidates vying for three JWCC board seats
Elections

Four candidates vying for three JWCC board seats

The four candidates vying for three open seats on the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees are all emphasizing the importance of fiscal restraint as the state budget impasse continues to affect higher education.

GREDF president says skilled laborers still needed in many companies
Business

GREDF president says skilled laborers still needed in many companies

GREDF president says unemployment rates are holding "pretty steady, but we're also still seeing a need for skilled laborers at a lot of companies in the region."

Quincy News

Quincy mall hosts annual stock car show Saturday

Ken Dobson, the fourth-year promoter at Quincy Raceways, says the first true harbinger of the approaching dirt-track season can be found Saturday at the Quincy Mall, when the mall hosts its annual Quincy Raceways Stock Car Show.

From cran-mango to Snapchat, prioritizing is the key
Steve Eighinger

From cran-mango to Snapchat, prioritizing is the key

Recognizing what items in life belong in which category is the key to fewer gray hairs and a good night's rest, which brings us to Vol. VIII of "Five and Five" -- five things that have captured my attention and five things I don't need to worry about.

JWCC trustees hear about performance indicators
Education

JWCC trustees hear about performance indicators

The John Wood Community College Board received a report Wednesday night on the school's key performance indicators and learned of new ways JWCC is serving the Brown County area.

'Needs and challenges' addressed at manufacturing conference
Education

'Needs and challenges' addressed at manufacturing conference

Pat Tracy provided some insight into the ongoing success of Dot Foods as a keynote speaker at Wednesday's inaugural Tri-State Manufacturing Conference hosted by John Wood Community College.

Quincy News

48th Dogwood Parade lineup filling up fast

The Quincy Area Chamber Commerce-sponsored Dogwood Parade on May 6 already has 90 of its maximum 125 entries filled more than seven weeks ahead of the event.

Dot Foods donating $1.3 million to QU recovery plan
Education

Dot Foods donating $1.3 million to QU recovery plan

Dot Foods is donating $1.3 million toward Quincy University's financial recovery plan. The gift from the Mount Sterling-based company puts QU more than half way - $3.6 million - to its $7 million fundraising target. "We are very happy to be able to assist Quincy University with this donation," said Joe Tracy, the chief executive officer of Dot Foods. "QU is a vital part of the West-Central Illinois community, and Dot believes that when our communities thrive, we all thrive."