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

Religion

'Week of Prayer' boosts Christian unity

The Rev. Patty Johansen, the pastor at Vermont Street United Methodist Church and president of the Quincy Area Ministerial Alliance, is coordinating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity taking place from Wednesday, Jan. 18 to Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Sad songs that catch your attention
Steve Eighinger

Sad songs that catch your attention

Why I like certain depressing songs so much is beyond me. You know, those really sad refrains, usually about a relationship breakup.

O'Reilly, Black Friday, email: Time for ninth class of Pop Culture Hall of Fame
Steve Eighinger

O'Reilly, Black Friday, email: Time for ninth class of Pop Culture Hall of Fame

At times, I think Americans tend to underestimate the impact they have on the rest of the world.

$1 million donation boosts optimism about QU financial recovery
Education

$1 million donation boosts optimism about QU financial recovery

Quincy University has received a $1 million gift from a donor who has asked to remain anonymous, funding that will go toward the school's financial recovery plan. The donation is targeted for operations. "It will help us pay our bills," said Phil Conover, who since Dec. 1 has served as QU's interim chief operating officer.

Quincy News

Blessing Physician Services to manage Kahoka Medical Clinic

Blessing Physician Services will soon add a third rural clinic to its lineup. The Kahoka (Mo.) Medical Clinic, its providers and staff will join Blessing Physician Services (BPS) on March 1.

BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: Sammy O'Sullivan's latest eatery added to downtown lineup
Business

BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: Sammy O'Sullivan's latest eatery added to downtown lineup

Local developer Dan Griffin is a firm believer in market research. That's why he is not surprised at the early success of Sammy O'Sullivan's Irish Pub and Gaming Parlor, a new eatery in downtown Quincy at 123 S. Fourth.

Business Hall of Fame to induct three Jan. 18
Quincy News

Business Hall of Fame to induct three Jan. 18

Three former community leaders who left their mark on local industry will be inducted posthumously later this month into the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame.

Brink and Spratt together again
Quincy News

Brink and Spratt together again

One of the region's most popular singing acts until they went their separate professional ways in mid-2007, Kathy Brink and Travis Spratt reunited in early 2016 and will do so again Feb. 10 and 11 for a pair of dinner shows at the State Room.

Steve Eighinger

Be hopeful, be patient -- and grateful

I remember five years ago when the phone rang at 6 in the morning and our oldest daughter, Sarah, was frantic. She said her family's house was on fire and they couldn't reach their toddler-aged daughter, Ella.

QMG expanding ambulatory care to seven days a week
Health

QMG expanding ambulatory care to seven days a week

Quincy Medical Group officials said Thursday that its ambulatory care will expand from six to seven days a week starting Jan. 15. In addition, an acute medication pharmacy will be open seven a days week.