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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Quincy News

And now it's time for Grace Meyer's next chapter

For Grace Meyer, this particular end only serves as a stepping stone toward the next beginning.

Quincy Derby gets green light, but Super Kids division postponed until 2021
Quincy News

Quincy Derby gets green light, but Super Kids division postponed until 2021

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.

Impassioned sermon marks 123rd anniversary of Tolton's death
Quincy News

Impassioned sermon marks 123rd anniversary of Tolton's death

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.

Excitement building for the return of baseball
Steve Eighinger

Excitement building for the return of baseball

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.

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JWCC to offer certificate in web development

John Wood Community College will offer a new web development certificate in the fall semester at its Quincy campus.

Options available for students as JWCC preps for fall term
Education

Options available for students as JWCC preps for fall term

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.

No K of C Barbecue for first time since 1961
Quincy News

No K of C Barbecue for first time since 1961

Knights of Columbus leaders have officially canceled this year's event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The barbecue had been scheduled for Aug. 13-16.

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Sullivan Collector Car Auction part of 'a whole different world'

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.

Education

QU, Blessing-Rieman partnering to offer joint four-year degree

Quincy University and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences' ongoing partnership will now see the schools offering a joint four-year degree.

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QU to offer new major tied to business analytics

Quincy University will debut a business analytics major in fall 2021, featuring the latest in specialized software and technology.