Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

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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.

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Tucked away, the Barn Blender is perfect spot for those interested in 'crafts, clothes and cookies'

Somer Hannel says the annual Barn Blender held in October at Pointe D'Vine Vineyard and Lodge serves as an unofficial start to the holiday shopping season.

Saturday's Honor Flight will be 51st since 2009 inception
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Saturday's Honor Flight will be 51st since 2009 inception

There is a quiet anticipation that surrounds Brian Caley, who will be one of the veterans aboard Saturday's Great River Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Now 67, Caley was a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Powder Coat Plus teaming up with Margay Racing
Business

Powder Coat Plus teaming up with Margay Racing

Quincy-based Powder Coat Plus Inc. will be teaming with Margay Racing, the famed kart producer in St. Louis and one of the most-recognized names in competitive karting. Powder Coat Plus will be providing four standard colors for Margay karts.

Saturday's Oktoberfest offers wide variety of events, food and beverages
Quincy News

Saturday's Oktoberfest offers wide variety of events, food and beverages

QUINCY -- Bigger and better. That's the goal of Oktoberfest organizers leading up to the sixth annual event, sponsored by the Quincy Rotary Club and scheduled for noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. The celebration will be on York, anchored between Ninth and Tenth S

Steve Eighinger

Nix was the definition of a hero

The dogs being housed at the Quincy Humane Society will be eating quite well on Friday. All dogs at the Humane Society will be receiving "freedom burgers" from McDonald's, donated by a local family that wishes to remain anonymous.

Quincy News

Tracy, Frese tackle questions tied to economic concern

Economic concerns were at the heart of Wednesday's "Pancakes and Politics" legislative update breakfast sponsored by the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.

Quincy News

Trail Blazer Day offers prospective students a look at what JWCC offers

Kristen Ritterbusch feels prospective John Wood Community College students will enjoy what they see Thursday. That's when potential JWCC enrollees will take part in the annual Trail Blazer Day.

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Put those cellphones down, give your eyes a much-needed break

There is growing concern over difficulties tied to what has been labeled as computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain.

Quincy News

Program targets conversation within community

More than anything else, a TEDx event is designed to foster an exchange of ideas. And that it did Monday, featuring a cast of 12 speakers inside the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium on the campus of John Wood Community College.

Seriously, clam-flavored candy canes?
Steve Eighinger

Seriously, clam-flavored candy canes?

The Christmas season may never be same. At least the eating part of the Christmas season.