Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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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

Education

JWCC customized training helping regional businesses

John Wood Community College's ability to provide customized training to large, midsize and small businesses in all industry sectors was spotlighted at Wednesday night's Board of Trustees meeting.

Police & Courts

Quincy man dies in Wednesday crash

A 61-year-old Quincy man died from injuries suffered in a crash about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Locust just east of 20th Street.

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Free health screenings and Teddy Bear Clinic offered
Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Free health screenings and Teddy Bear Clinic offered

Several free health screenings will be available to area women as part of Blessing Health System's, "Be Strong! Women's Wellness in Action" event on Saturday.

JWCC class options can prove beneficial
Education

JWCC class options can prove beneficial

John Wood Community College is always examining different ideas as a way to connect with the most students, says Cody Baggett, a JWCC dean. One of those options is a 12-week session to help students complete degrees with more flexibility.

Steve Eighinger

Some words or phrases can carry great weight

It will be a few months before the 2017 Word of the Year is revealed by the American Dialect Society, but I'm already getting anxious.

QU enrollment down 6 percent, but Conover confident about future
Education

QU enrollment down 6 percent, but Conover confident about future

Quincy University's overall enrollment for the fall term is 1,098, which includes 322 new students among its undergraduate population of 973. Part-time undergrads and graduate program students boost QU's total enrollment to just under 1,100.

Oktoberfest returns to south side German Historic District
Quincy News

Oktoberfest returns to south side German Historic District

The fifth annual Quincy Rotary Club-sponsored Oktoberfest on Oct. 7 will feature tours of some of the city's cavern and tunnel areas, craft beer tasting, German music, and the popular Beer and Brat Dash at the old Dick Brothers Brewery complex.

Health

QMG adds urology services to Keokuk site

Quincy Medical Group is adding urology services to its location in Keokuk, Iowa.

Auto Racing

Knoxville, Iowa, driver raves about track in Sprint Invaders victory

QUINCY -- Jon Agan is still trying to adjust to being a part-time member of the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders 360 Sprint Car tour. Agan, a two-time series champion who won Sunday night's 25-lap feature at Quincy Raceways, cut back his racing this year to

Flabbergasted takes on a whole new meaning
Steve Eighinger

Flabbergasted takes on a whole new meaning

Every so often the Washington Post runs a contest that encourages readers to supply alternative meanings for common words, or "neologisms." The following are some of my favorites from those lists.