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.

Bylines

Steve Eighinger

Pass the Cheetos, doughnuts and robbery note

You might think after doing 112 "Morons of the Month" columns over more than 10 years, the research for these could get old, even tiresome. Not a chance.

Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Students can learn about career in nursing

Registration is now being accepted for the free "Explore Nursing" camps hosted by Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Wietholder fends off strong field to win modified feature
Auto Racing

Wietholder fends off strong field to win modified feature

QUINCY -- Dave Wietholder was conscious of who was immediately behind him. Wietholder led all 25 rough-and-tumble laps during Sunday night's modified feature at Quincy Raceways, but he spent considerable time fending off the likes of Ray Bollinger and Mich

GREDF sponsoring seminar to 'work smarter, not harder'
Business

GREDF sponsoring seminar to 'work smarter, not harder'

The goal of the Great River Economic Development Foundation-sponsored time management workshop Wednesday is to "learn to work smarter -- not harder." The event is set for 11:45 a.m. at the Patio Restaurant, 133 S. Fourth.

Quincy News

Bliven hopes to boost kart participants

Joe Bliven is not sure why there has been a drop-off in karting participants, but he's hoping for a reversal of the early season turnouts.

Music will be key element of Germanfest
Quincy News

Music will be key element of Germanfest

When asked how long he might continue playing in the Heidelberg German Band, Jeff Schuecking did not need long to provide a response. "When it stops being fun, then I'll quit," he said.

JWCC graduate has her eye set on SIU to pursue career in agriculture
Education

JWCC graduate has her eye set on SIU to pursue career in agriculture

Madelyn Heinecke remembers days growing up when she would like to just stand and look across the fields of her family's farm in northeastern Adams County. She saw a future, and the associate degree in agriculture she accepted from JWCC on Friday is a big

Auto Racing

Reunion set for Saturday at Pittsfield Speedway

QUINCY -- Dirt-track race fans with fond memories of the old Pittsfield Speedway might want to venture to Pike County today. A grand reunion will start at 10 a.m. at Bowler's Universe, 113 N. Williams Industrial Drive, involving former fans, drivers, car o

Steve Eighinger

'Blue and White' Sunday breaks down the walls

If you have never taken in a "Blue and White Sunday" at the Cathedral of Worship, take my advice and do it.

JWCC flexible summer courses attract students from other colleges
Education

JWCC flexible summer courses attract students from other colleges

John Wood Community College summer courses continue to attract students from other schools. Over the past three years, the number of students from other universities and colleges taking summer classes at JWCC has nearly doubled.