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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Education

JWCC gains approval for HVAC program

The wait is over. John Wood Community College has received approval for its much-anticipated Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) one-year certificate program.

Those wacky Florida lawbreakers are at it again
Steve Eighinger

Those wacky Florida lawbreakers are at it again

For more than a decade, our "Morons of the Month" report has unintentionally seemed to feature an inordinate amount of medal winners from Florida.

Education

POLIS spring semester starting at QU

Quincy University's Pursuit of Learning in Society (POLIS) spring semester class schedule has been released. POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors.

Quincy News

Brink, Spratt reunite for February shows at State Room

Kathy Brink has learned to never say never but hints this could be her final performance with Travis Spratt.

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Color of what you wear to an interview can be important

That adage "you are what you wear" may never be more true than when interviewing for a job, especially if you are a woman.

Shopko future uncertain, bankruptcy filing expected Tuesday
Quincy News

Shopko future uncertain, bankruptcy filing expected Tuesday

The long-term future of the Shopko store in Quincy is unclear after reports this week by numerous media outlets that the Wisconsin-based retailer is expected to file for bankruptcy Tuesday.

Bailey's Coffee House and Fudge Shop 'was a good opportunity' for Grawes
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Bailey's Coffee House and Fudge Shop 'was a good opportunity' for Grawes

Amy Grawe is finding most days to be some sort of a combination of "busy and excited." Amy and her husband, John, became owners of Bailey's Coffee House and Fudge Shop on Jan. 1.

Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson joins lineup for film festival
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Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson joins lineup for film festival

The lineup for the inaugural Great River Film Festival continues to take shape. Former NFL football player-turned-action film star Fred "The Hammer" Williamson is now among the latest to commit to the Oct. 2-5 event.

Quincy News

United Way benefits the 'community in which we live'

Ron Wallace is a firm believer in the United Way. "I've had some phenomenal experiences seeing the good things United Way does," said Wallace, who has been involved with United Way in a variety of communities in eight states since 1982.

Quincy News

Salvation Army closing in on fifth straight year of $400,000-plus in donations

The drive for five is alive. Salvation Army officials are confident the church can keep its streak of successful fundraisers intact.