Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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@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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Religion

New pastor at Faith Presbyterian looks forward to relocating to Quincy

The Rev. Joshua M. Hall has learned to appreciate -- and deal with -- the wide range of experiences he encounters on a regular basis.

Sometimes crooks are their own worst enemies
Steve Eighinger

Sometimes crooks are their own worst enemies

Finally, I may have come across someone as inept as myself when it comes to the inner workings of an automobile.

Illinois News

Spring enrollment rises at John Wood Community College

John Wood Community College's spring enrollment has increased 1.3 percent from 2018.

Does the good outweigh the bad concerning spring?
Steve Eighinger

Does the good outweigh the bad concerning spring?

Most of the time I feel I am "the glass is half-full" type of person. No matter how desperate the situation seems, I usually tell myself it could be worse and look for a positive thread.

Quincy News

JWCC gets No. 1 online community college ranking among Illinois schools

JWCC's aggressive approach to online learning recently earned the college a No. 1 ranking in that area among the 48 Illinois community colleges, according to the SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher.

Remainder of Shopko stores closing by mid-June
Quincy News

Remainder of Shopko stores closing by mid-June

Shopko will close its remaining 120 stores, including the Quincy site at 3200 Broadway, over the next three months.

Health

Donation assists QMG Healthcare Foundation

Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation was the fundraising recipient from the February Quarter Madness event, which raised $2,310 toward the purchase of 92 gift cards for local patients currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

NFL has provided Amukamara a platform for his faith
Religion

NFL has provided Amukamara a platform for his faith

Prince Amukamara is the first to admit life in the NFL is a challenge in its own right. Being a Christian in the NFL can be doubly difficult. "The temptations, the money ... it's tough/"

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Brick-and-mortar businesses continue to be hit hard

We're only into the third month of 2019, and it's already been a brutal year for the brick-and-mortar retail industry.

Quincy News

Festival organizer Marx plans book on career in Hollywood

Mike Marx already knows what his next undertaking will be. "My friends have always told me I should write a book," Marx said. So that's exactly what he's going to do -- once the Great River Film Festival from Oct. 3 to 5 has concluded.