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

JWCC tax rate to remain the same

The John Wood Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved keeping the school's 2018 tax rate the same as in 2017.

All these years later, the song is still a Love affair
Steve Eighinger

All these years later, the song is still a Love affair

One of the many reasons I miss David Letterman's late-night television offering is about this time every year I could always look forward to singer Darlene Love's inspiring "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."

Blessing-Rieman students' 'Surplus Project' benefits Quanada
Quincy News

Blessing-Rieman students' 'Surplus Project' benefits Quanada

The brainchild of four nursing students has evolved into a gift that will keep on giving.

McGee, QU seem like a perfect fit
Steve Eighinger

McGee, QU seem like a perfect fit

It's easy to see why McGee, who comes to Quincy after 14 years in a variety of positions at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, was hailed as the best of the best when it came to the 67 applicants who had sought the presidency.

Quincy News

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas arrives early at YMCA

More than 175 youngsters were able to get an early taste -- literally -- of the Christmas season Sunday afternoon.

Police & Courts

Memphis man airlifted to Columbia

An 82-year-old Memphis man was airlifted with serious injuries to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., on Sunday.

McGee tabbed 24th president of Quincy University
Quincy News

McGee tabbed 24th president of Quincy University

Brian McGee is anxious to get started in his role as president of Quincy University.

Quincy News

Niewohner ready for retirement

Lynn Niewohner says she will have no problem adapting to retirement. "I won't have to get up at 5 a.m., and for the first time in 30 to 35 years, I'll be able to able to stay up and watch the 10 o'clock news at night," she said.

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Enjoy the lower gas prices before they soon vanish

A few days ago I got an email from a friend that only contained a photo of a gas pump in Hannibal, Mo. The price on the pump was $1.89 per gallon, which reflected the recent tumble in the cost of fuel for area drivers.

Austin's WGEM co-news anchor position 'what I want to do'
Quincy News

Austin's WGEM co-news anchor position 'what I want to do'

Dylan Austin's role at WGEM-TV has changed, but not his approach. Austin, 32, is in his first week as the new co-anchor of the evening newscasts with Alexandra Carter.