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

Quincy News

Scotties Fun Spot miniature golf course should be open by April

Weather permitting, Scotties Fun Spot officials are hoping to open their new 18-hole miniature golf course in about six weeks.

QMI donates $450,000 to QU communication degree program
Education

QMI donates $450,000 to QU communication degree program

Quincy University received a $450,000 gift Friday from Quincy Media Inc. for the university's communication degree program. “QMI is pleased to continue its ongoing support of Quincy University,” said Ralph Oakley, president and CEO of Quincy Media Inc., the parent company of The Herald-Whig and WGEM Radio and TV.

Baseball's back, and not a minute too soon
Steve Eighinger

Baseball's back, and not a minute too soon

We finally made it. Winter is officially over, finished. I don't care what the calendar says. Spring training is underway in Florida and Arizona, and for me that's good enough. Baseball is back.

JWCC dean: Career, technical health education programs blossoming
Quincy News

JWCC dean: Career, technical health education programs blossoming

John Wood Community College's career, technical and health education programs continue to meet a growing demand across the region for those kind of career opportunities, a college dean says.

Steve Eighinger

This month's gold medal winner takes caring to a new level

Some day I would like to meet Mohamed Bzeek. I think you'll understand why after reading the 19th edition of "Good Guys of the Month."

Career Makeover competition down to three finalists
Quincy News

Career Makeover competition down to three finalists

Dana Simmons says she will be telling all who will listen about the Career Makeover competition sponsored by John Wood Community College and WGEM. Simmons is one of three finalists for a grand prize that includes a scholarship from the JWCC Foundation.

Potentate of passion ready to assist in affairs of the heart
Steve Eighinger

Potentate of passion ready to assist in affairs of the heart

Stevie Love, the Doctor of Love and the lovelorn, has returned for his annual Valentine's Day house call.

Stores see influx of men searching for perfect Valentine's Day gift
Quincy News

Stores see influx of men searching for perfect Valentine's Day gift

These are the times that can try a man's soul. The days, even hours, leading up to Valentine's Day can be quite taxing. Will he or won't he buy an appropriate gift? Does he or doesn't he understand what she really wants? Did he or didn't he catch the hint she may have dropped? There's very little room for error on a holiday like this.

Business

Traeder's TNT Golf Car expanding to third location

Traeder's TNT Golf Car and Equipment is in the process of adding a third retail outlet. Owner Terry Traeder said the new TNT outlet will be in Osage Beach, Mo. Traeder recently closed on property there for what will be a 10,000-square-foot site.

All of these years later, impact of 1954-55 season still resonates
Quincy News

All of these years later, impact of 1954-55 season still resonates

To this day, Dick Thompson says he often looks back at what transpired more than 60 years ago. Thompson was part of Quincy University's 1954-55 basketball team that qualified for the NAIA national tournament.