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.
The Quincy Optimist Club Derby has been given the green flag for its 16th annual running, scheduled for later this month on the 18th Street hill near Bob Mays Park.
Not even the humid 91-degree temperature could dampen the enthusiasm of the Thursday evening gathering at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery. A turnout of about 150 was on hand to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the death of the Rev. Augustine Tolton.
Any self-respecting baseball fan has to be getting a bit excited. I know I certainly am. The national pastime is expected to return July 23 — albeit without fans — as professional, college and high school sports inch their way back into our daily lives.
John Wood Community College will be offering what it terms "flexible and safe-learning" options as the school moves toward the Aug. 17 start of its fall term.
The show must go on, only in a different format. Sullivan Auctioneers' 14th annual Collector Car Auction is underway, but this year's format is unlike any of the previous events.
Quincy University and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences' ongoing partnership will now see the schools offering a joint four-year degree.