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.
Bobby Marshall and his two young daughters are doing the best they can. And it's not easy. Marshall, 39, and his girls lost all of their possessions in a late January fire in the house they were staying.
How can a conversation begin with "The Walking Dead" and wind up with "Seinfeld" as the focal point?
I was recently discussing favorite television program with a friend, and the more we talked, the more evident it became my all-time No. 1 was "Seinfeld," although "The Walking Dead" definitely earns a podium finish along with "American Idol" (the original, not the rebirth). And if "All in the Family" is not on the podium, it deserves a most honorable mention, especially the program's early years.
What was it that made Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George so special that we -- or at least I -- would build an entire evening of viewing around a half hour of "Seinfeld"?
Was it the writing? Certainly.
Was it the actors who portrayed the principal elements? Most definitely.
Or is it the way the program has stood the test of time? It's just as funny today as it was during its nine-season, 172-episode NBC run that ended in May 1998.
Admittedly, Abbey Kortz's appreciation of football has been an acquired taste. "Football was absolutely not my favorite sport (growing up)," she said.
For a guy like Ryan Hildebrand, there is no better way to spend a mid-February Sunday afternoon. In the woods.
The Adams County Board has approved a number of safeguards it feels will help ensure proper care for county residents who require ambulance service.
While Sunday's event was both an obvious and immediate success, the far-reaching impact likely will not be seen for years to come. The second annual Follow Your heART fundraiser — coordinated by Arts Quincy — generated $12,000.
With spring cleaning just around the corner, the Salvation Army Kroc Center encourages all who are planning on having a garage sale to consider being a part of the seventh annual Upscale Garage Sale.