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.

Bylines

Quincy News

Moonlight Ride for Hunger set for Saturday

The annual Moonlight Ride for Hunger is set for Saturday evening, an event that benefits the Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

Sherlock Holmes tops list of favorite TV, movie crime solvers
Steve Eighinger

Sherlock Holmes tops list of favorite TV, movie crime solvers

Ever since I was a wee lad — yes, at one time I wore clothing with tags lower than "3XL" — I envisioned myself as a private detective or police investigator, much like Humphrey Bogart in those old black-and-white films.

Most of those 2020 baseball rules are solid
Steve Eighinger

Most of those 2020 baseball rules are solid

Some random thoughts on a gorgeous fall day ... We're less than a week away from the Major League Baseball postseason, an event we had no idea would even be possible a few months ago.

Quincy News

Adams County nears 1,000 milestone in pandemic

At some point this week, Adams County will likely reach the 1,000-mark milestone for positive tests tied to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Quincy News

Another veteran has a home, thanks to 2x4's for Hope

The common thread of this ongoing project is obvious. "These homes are built with love," said Mark Lawrence, who with his wife, Chris, help coordinate the 2x4's for Hope outreach ministry.

Health

Adams County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 cases in Adams County inched closer to 1,000. With 17 more new cases reported on the Adams County Health Department COVID-19 dashboard on Sunday, the county's total grew to 973.

Patrick, Olbermann lead ESPN all-time greats
Steve Eighinger

Patrick, Olbermann lead ESPN all-time greats

Part of me says it is not possible, but ESPN is marking its 41st anniversary this month.

As fall arrives, so does a stronger sense of hope
Steve Eighinger

As fall arrives, so does a stronger sense of hope

Since late March I have felt as if I have been caught in some kind of crazy time warp. A serious, serious crazy time warp.

Health

Time to get those flu shots

Psst! Hey, remember flu season? Well, it's almost here. With so much health-related talk surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's easy to overlook the flu.

Education

CNA recertification program to be offered by JWCC

John Wood Community College will offer a two-week, non-credit recertification course for Certified Nursing Assistants at its Quincy campus starting Monday, Sept. 21.