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

Steve Eighinger

Time for a holiday lunch with friends, would-be buddies

‘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.

Education

JWCC tax rate remains the same

John Wood Community College's tax rate will remain the same. The JWCC Board of Trustees approved a 2019 aggregate rate that will see owners of a $100,000 home pay approximately $115.89.

Education

Plans begin to take shape for sixth Celebration of Success

Plans are underway for the Mendon School District's sixth Celebration of Success, scheduled for Nov. 14.

Kiwanis Club event makes Christmas a little merrier for second-graders
Quincy News

Kiwanis Club event makes Christmas a little merrier for second-graders

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.

Steve Eighinger

Closing the books on 2019's most celebrated morons

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.

'Tree-via' contest raises funds for Salvation Army campaign
Quincy News

'Tree-via' contest raises funds for Salvation Army campaign

So, you think you are rather knowledgeable about the Christmas season, eh?

Sports about more than the final scores
Steve Eighinger

Sports about more than the final scores

There's a wonderful kind of love story in the making about 600 miles away from Quincy. It's a true-to-life tale that we all can appreciate. We all can probably learn from this story, too.

Passing out some early Christmas presents
Steve Eighinger

Passing out some early Christmas presents

Since it is now December, it is also officially time to start my Christmas shopping.

Quincy News

Mid-America Military Salute ceases operation, donates to six organizations

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.

Thanksgiving/Black Friday not as exciting as it once was?
Business

Thanksgiving/Black Friday not as exciting as it once was?

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.