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.
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.
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.
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.
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.