Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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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.

Bylines

Steve Eighinger

Memory of the moon landing remains vivid

I'm pretty sure any self-respecting baby boomer probably remembers watching the moon landing 50 years ago come Saturday. For me, it's one of those moments that will always be frozen in time, and if you're one of those modern-day conspiracy theorists who s

Some of those ideas were not McGood
Steve Eighinger

Some of those ideas were not McGood

When it comes to business, one of the nation's greatest success stories involves McDonald's.

Auto Racing

Griffin gearing up to race at Eldora

QUINCY -- Jake Griffin's racing career is alive and well. The 20-year-old Quincy resident is set to return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2 1/2 weeks and used Sunday night at Quincy Raceways as a primer. Griffin, a one-time regular...

Quincy News

Borling continues to boost service over self

John Borling has no plans to sit back and relax any time soon, if ever. Although he is retired from the U.S. Air Force with a rank of major general, Borling remains quite active in numerous causes.

Quincy News

Portion of Bonansinga Drive closed

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF QUINCY -- Bonansinga Drive between Broadway and Cedar Street will be closed to through traffic until 5 p.m. Friday, July 19. That portion of the road will be closed to permit repairs on a collapsed sewer in the area, according to J

Bridge the Gap's all-time fundraising total surpasses $840,000
Quincy News

Bridge the Gap's all-time fundraising total surpasses $840,000

QUINCY -- More assistance is on the way. The Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation announced Wednesday that $54,250 was raised during this year's Bridge the Gap to Health race. Funding raised through the 19th annual event will aid the Quincy Catholic

That mechanical gene in the family never found its way to me
Steve Eighinger

That mechanical gene in the family never found its way to me

First of all, I realize the tremendous irony of what I am about to tell you. Secondly, I don't care. And never have. About cars, that is.

Thoughts on Seinfeld, Rocketman and the quake
Steve Eighinger

Thoughts on Seinfeld, Rocketman and the quake

A few thoughts on this warm summer day: º We're celebrating the 30-year anniversary this month of the debut of what many consider -- myself included -- the finest TV comedy in history: "Seinfeld."

Sports

Marlar hellish on tour field at Quincy Raceways

QUINCY -- Mike Marlar waited patiently for 25 laps. When the opportunity arose that Marlar had been anticipating, he grabbed it in impressive fashion. Marlar powered past then-race leader Brian Shirley to not only take the lead, but systematically pull...

Lookin' Good: Couple builds walk-out deck
Lookin' Good

Lookin' Good: Couple builds walk-out deck

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Edie Price labels the home project she and fiancee Clint Graupman undertook as "drab to fab." The couple, with the help of family and friends, resurrected a walk-out deck area that also serves as the covering for a handy carport area next