Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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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

Store will provide assistance to veterans

Jim Hobbins' ongoing mission is simple in theory, impactful by nature. Hobbins, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, coordinates the Virgene Project, which in layman's terms is "veterans helping veterans."

These drivers probably got what they deserved
Steve Eighinger

These drivers probably got what they deserved

Drinking and driving is, has been and always will be a bad combination. Here are three more examples of why that formula can lead to nothing but trouble in our look at the "Morons of the Month" for October. Bronze medal Simply file this under "some peopl

Quincy News

Tyrpins running for a cause

For Mark Tyrpin, running in Sunday's Chicago Marathon is more of a privilege than a task. The same holds true for his daughter, Elise. The two Quincy-based Tyrpins will be running for a second straight year in Chicago as a part of Team One Step.

Sports

Full field highlights Raceway action

QUINCY -- Jim Lieurance has been openly confident the final two major events of the Quincy Raceways season will establish momentum moving toward 2020. Sunday night proved Lieurance's theory may be right on target. More than 100 cars -- 108 to be exact...

Steve Eighinger

Drummer's death rekindles memories of a bygone era

For those in my age bracket, I'm certain you have realized that the older you get the more iconic figures from your formative years you tend to see showing up in the obituaries.

CROP Walk continues fight against hunger
Quincy News

CROP Walk continues fight against hunger

More than 50 Quincy area residents took a walk Sunday afternoon in support of battling hunger, both at the local and global levels.

Another reason to be thankful for living in Quincy
Steve Eighinger

Another reason to be thankful for living in Quincy

Unfortunately, misery loves company. The Business Insider website has come up with a formula, using numbers supplied by the U.S. Census and other government data, to rank what it considers the most miserable cities in the nation. Not necessarily the "wors

Quincy News

Men of the 126th continue their support of veterans

QUINCY -- After all of these years, the men of the Army National Guard's 126th Company are still giving. Years ago, they gave in service. Nowadays, the men of the 126th are giving not only of their time and funds, but in remembrance. Representatives of th

Police & Courts

California resident suffers serious injuries in crash

A 19-year-old female suffered serious injuries Sunday when the car she was a passenger in hydroplaned, traveled into the median and overturned on U.S. 61, about two miles south of Wayland.