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.
‘Tis the season -- to eat. What better time of the year to gather with friends and would-be buddies? There's always something special about December as we journey closer to Christmas, and that includes the daily lunch hours.
Plans are underway for the Mendon School District's sixth Celebration of Success, scheduled for Nov. 14.
That smile on Chloe O'Brien's face could have stretched clear to the North Pole. Chloe was one of more than 160 second-graders entertained at a Noon Kiwanis Club-sponsored Christmas party on Monday at Town & Country Inn and Suites.
It's the time of year when we pay tribute to those who struggle with the day-to-day battle with common sense, which often winds up with them being involved in some form of bizarre mischief.
So, you think you are rather knowledgeable about the Christmas season, eh?
Dave Ulrich searched for the right combination of words to put a fitting cap on what had become a well-respected effort during the past six years. "The original plan was to do it for just one year, but ... six years later ... amazing," he said.
Julia Vice smiled politely, then shrugged her shoulders. Asked if the lure of shopping for Christmas gifts on Thanksgiving night and Black Friday had lost some of its attraction, she felt that was probably the case.