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.
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.
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.