Staff Writer

Steve Eighinger

217-221-3377
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.

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Education

JWCC to start esports program in fall

The esports era has officially arrived at John Wood Community College. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the National Junior College Athletic Association-sponsored program to JWCC's athletic lineup.

Canton family lost all of their possessions in house fire last month
Missouri News

Canton family lost all of their possessions in house fire last month

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.

After all of these years, 'Seinfeld" remains best show ever
Steve Eighinger

After all of these years, 'Seinfeld" remains best show ever

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.

Culver-Stockton grad following her big-league dream
Quincy News

Culver-Stockton grad following her big-league dream

Admittedly, Abbey Kortz's appreciation of football has been an acquired taste. "Football was absolutely not my favorite sport (growing up)," she said.

Quincy News

Bike enthusiasts continue work on trail at Gardner Park

For a guy like Ryan Hildebrand, there is no better way to spend a mid-February Sunday afternoon. In the woods.

Valentine's Day can be a slippery slope
Steve Eighinger

Valentine's Day can be a slippery slope

Valentine's Day may trigger the widest range of emotions in human beings. Think about it. The day itself can be as complex as the emotion it supposedly celebrates.

Local Government

Simon says 'vetting process' designed to block potential 'fly-by-night' ambulance services

The Adams County Board has approved a number of safeguards it feels will help ensure proper care for county residents who require ambulance service.

Stevie Love returns in time for Valentine's Day
Steve Eighinger

Stevie Love returns in time for Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day draws nigh, it's time to welcome back an old friend. On occasion, he's been called the potentate of passion, the ayatollah of affection ... and yes, even the emperor of embrace.

Quincy News

$12,000 raised to strengthen local schools' commitment to the arts

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.

Quincy News

Kroc Center to host seventh annual Upscale Garage Sale

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.