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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."