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.
There is nothing that can make you appreciate the Quincy area more than an extended absence.
Every time I walk into a restaurant I always remember the first job I had. I was a busboy in the summer of 1971, working for what was a popular national restaurant chain at the time, one that is now out of business.
In our house, the season of Halloween boils down to two things.
The remodeling of the Wal-Mart store at 4211 Broadway in Quincy is complete."This remodel ... represents our continued investment in Quincy," store manager Steve Appleby said in a news release.
Mike Spencer, a former pastor who is now active in the Right to Life movement, will serve as keynote speaker Oct. 17 at the annual Respect Life Dinner in Quincy.
The Curtis Lovelace trial returns to the spotlight Friday when NBC presents a two-hour "Dateline" on a case that captivated the region for more than two years.