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.
So much for Kevin Reed's alleged "retirement." Reed, the former president of Reed Promotional Media, announced his retirement a few months ago and was soon looking for a worthwhile cause to fill some of his time.
Quincy Medical Group plans to use the power of chalk to mark the annual National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 7.
What next, America? Personally, I'm emotionally drained concerning what has unfolded across our country following the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died last week while in police custody in Minneapolis.
Both the driver and passenger on a Honda Trike Motorcycle were transported to an unidentified area hospital Sunday following a collision with a deer on Interstate 72 in Pike County.
For years, Katie Wiley has heard how much she and her daughter, Adrien, resembled one another. "We've been told that many times," Katie said. "By family members, friends and strangers."
Admittedly, Madeline Hendricks has witnessed and been a part of quite a few major events in her life. And so has her husband, Dale. "But nothing has really compared to this pandemic," she said.
Much has been lost, or at least greatly overshadowed at times, in the regular news cycle over the past 2 1/2 months. We owe that, of course, to the daily deluge of information tied to the pandemic.
The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs has launched "Operation Rising Spirit," challenging service organizations, volunteers and citizens of Illinois to raise the spirits of military veterans and the staffs who care for them.