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.
When it comes to National Small Business Saturday, the bottom line is ... well, the bottom line. "The money stays at home," said Lisa Crocker, owner of the Potter and Vaughn at 504 Hampshire. Small Business Saturday encourages U.S. shoppers to support independent local businesses.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is making an effort to help curb the misuse of antibiotics.
What better week than this to honor our "Good Guys of the Month?" The spirit of Thanksgiving abounds in this month's installment, the 28th since we started this particular awards ceremony in late 2015.
Their bond of friendship runs deep, and conversations between the two often have a rich, warm feel. Jesse Foglesong is 97 and a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home. Cancer is in his colon and lungs. He is also suffering from congenital heart failure an
Jessica Dedert hopes Saturday is the start of a new Quincy tradition. Dedert is one of the coordinators of "The Giving Fence," a first-year charitable effort designed to help get winter clothing to those in need in a unique way.
No decision was reached Wednesday night at a board of trustees meeting concerning the future of the Village of Camp Point's K-9 unit. Former police chief Steve Patterson, who is asking to buy the dog, told The Herald-Whig the meeting got "very heated, very passionate" and he respects the job the board is trying do.