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

On a day when a dad was never more proud

Kaysi, my daughter who lives in Ohio, knows her dad well. Very well. She realizes one of my strengths is not keeping a secret.

Q-Fest organizers 'learned a lot' the first year, already eyeing 2018
Business

Q-Fest organizers 'learned a lot' the first year, already eyeing 2018

Planning is already underway for the second edition of Q-Fest, the downtown extravaganza that brought together retail, art, music and culinary interests in early June in its first-year effort to promote the District.

Cooperstown, zombies and meeting Don Dillard
Steve Eighinger

Cooperstown, zombies and meeting Don Dillard

Every few years, I feel the need to update my bucket list, things I would like to do or accomplish before heading to that big keyboard in the sky. Today I feel that need.

Amy's happy, I'm happy
Steve Eighinger

Amy's happy, I'm happy

Amy Looten, the former executive director of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce who is now a vice president of marketing with HomeBank, is a huge fan of "Suits" on the USA Network. This all brings us to today's latest installment of "Five and Five."

Education

Vose to oversee Pittsfield, Mount Sterling education centers

Diane Vose feels her new position that oversees the John Wood Community College education centers in Pittsfield and Mount Sterling will carry responsibilities above and beyond the expected administrative duties.

We need another major summer holiday
Steve Eighinger

We need another major summer holiday

We need another summer holiday. And, yes, I have an idea about what we should celebrate.

That 26-cent rise was unexpected
Business

That 26-cent rise was unexpected

A week ago in this space, we warned of a likely price increase at the gas pump this month. But I don't think anyone saw that 26-cent-a-gallon hike coming a few days ago.

Oliver speaks about dealing with Alzheimer's
Quincy News

Oliver speaks about dealing with Alzheimer's

Dennis Oliver opened up to the world Friday about his decision to retire. The 62-year-old Oliver's unexpected announcement last December that he would be ending a 40-year career as one of the region's most popular radio personalities came ...

Steve Eighinger

A Facebook Network would be a great idea

It occurred to me while wading through posts late Thursday night that a Facebook Network would be a great idea for television.

Southern Airways Express, Cape Air make presentations
Quincy News

Southern Airways Express, Cape Air make presentations

One airline showcased its strengths as a new kid on the block, while another tried to capitalize on its tradition as a long-standing local carrier during Wednesday's presentations to land a new Essential Air Services contract at Quincy Regional Airport.