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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Steve Eighinger

Was it really 50 years ago this all happened?

Simple math tells us that 1969 was 50 years ago, which makes 2019 the golden anniversary of some incredibly historical events.

Auto Racing

Iowa hotshoe driving car to beat in sport compact class

QUINCY -- At some point, Barry Taft envisions moving up from the sport compact class to stock cars or maybe a modified. Taft's sport compact rivals undoubtedly hope that decision comes sooner, rather than later. Taft won his second straight...

Quincy News

More Red Cross volunteers needed in West-Central illinois, Northeast Missouri

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers from both West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri.

Global Leadership Summit returns to Quincy in August
Quincy News

Global Leadership Summit returns to Quincy in August

The Rev. Jim Dennis says the goal of the Global Leadership Summit is a simple one -- to strengthen the communities of West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri.

Quincy News

Report says John Wood Community College has fifth-safest campus in nation

John Wood Community College has been named one of the five safest campuses in America by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Zumaya was no guitar hero
Steve Eighinger

Zumaya was no guitar hero

The Major League Baseball season is now in full bloom, so why not honor the national pastime in our "Morons of the Month" tribute for April?

Police & Courts

Barry man dies in one-vehicle crash

A 35-year-old Barry man died Wednesday afternoon in a one-car crash near El Dara.

Health

CNA of the Year to be named April 26

The 24th annual Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year award will be presented April 26.

Quincy News

Quincy Mall to add three new tenants, including movie theater

Three new tenants will soon be joining the business lineup at the Quincy Mall. Spring openings are scheduled for VIP Cinemas, Quest Games Unlimited and Quincy Spas.

I can't help but think the e-generation is missing out
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I can't help but think the e-generation is missing out

There are days when I realize just how wide the generation gap can be. Such was the case over the weekend when we had a couple of the grandkids help us with things like lugging up bags and boxes of stuff from the basement.