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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Quincy News

City will begin implementing a long-term control plan for combined sewer overflows

QUINCY -- The city will begin implementing a long-term control plan for combined sewer overflows in the near future. The Environmental Protection Agency recently said it has accepted the city's plan that was submitted in August 2017. "Implementation of the

'Leadership Essentials' designed to benefit both employees, managers
Business

'Leadership Essentials' designed to benefit both employees, managers

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce and Good Samaritan Home are working together to provide a four-week "Leadership Essentials" course.

There's a reason why I will never be kidnapped
Steve Eighinger

There's a reason why I will never be kidnapped

Yes, it's time to pay another visit to Facebook, where I often wonder what prompts people to leave some of the messages they do. While I have no answer for that, I'm just glad -- and always entertained -- that they do. Here are some of my favorite findings.

Quincy News

JWCC hoping to build recruiting numbers from both sides of river

John Wood Community College continues to attract 30 percent of the high school graduates from the nine counties that make up its district.

Quincy News

Kohl's fall food show a delicious success

Above all else, the Kohl Wholesale fall food show is first and foremost a cornucopia of culinary creations. The six-hour experience provided great pleasure for the palate, a World Series of food, if you will.

Quincy News

'Tres Chic' to help clothe children in need

Maj. Cheryl Miller often says the Quincy area community is "very generous." The community will have another opportunity to prove her words prophetic. The Quincy Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is hosting "Tres Chic," an annual fundraiser to benefit its C

Vomit-flavored jellybeans, anyone?
Steve Eighinger

Vomit-flavored jellybeans, anyone?

For some, the Halloween season brings thoughts of scary-looking pumpkins and witches on brooms. For me, I have visions of Milky Ways, Kit Kats and Hershey bars dancing in my head.

Kmart shoppers saddened by company bankruptcy
Quincy News

Kmart shoppers saddened by company bankruptcy

When told, Cristy Schnelle allowed herself a few moments for the news to settle. "It's sad ...," said Schnelle, a resident of Hannibal, Mo., when told Monday the Kmart store at 3701 Broadway soon will be closing.

News

Tucked away, the Barn Blender is perfect spot for those interested in 'crafts, clothes and cookies'

Somer Hannel says the annual Barn Blender held in October at Pointe D'Vine Vineyard and Lodge serves as an unofficial start to the holiday shopping season.

Saturday's Honor Flight will be 51st since 2009 inception
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Saturday's Honor Flight will be 51st since 2009 inception

There is a quiet anticipation that surrounds Brian Caley, who will be one of the veterans aboard Saturday's Great River Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Now 67, Caley was a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.