Gaston County recognized its Employees of the Year this month. The annual distinctions recognize employees who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their jobs. An Employee Recognition Committee receives nominations from county workers each year. One employee was also cited for special recognition by the Gaston County manager. Here is aContinue Reading

In his first novel since the Booker Prize-nominated “History of the Rain,” Niall Williams balances carefully between nostalgia and clear-eyed realism. “This Is Happiness” recounts the long-delayed installation of electricity in the Irish village of Faha from the vantage point of 78-year-old Noel Crowe, who looks back on his 17-year-oldContinue Reading

Grass sod will be temporarily installed on Findlay’s West Crawford Street, from Main Street to the first alley, on Saturday as part of a “Green Street Challenge” coinciding with the city’s Oktoberfest celebration. The Green Street Challenge, a program offered by the organization Come Alive Outside, celebrates the importance ofContinue Reading

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville City FC rolled out the green carpet on Thursday as workers began laying more than 300 rolls of turf that will form the playing surface at Lynn Family Stadium, the new 11,700-seat venue set to open next spring in Butchertown. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwoman BarbaraContinue Reading

Federal authorities have begun an investigation to determine whether the Chicago Cubs’ years-long renovation of Wrigley Field complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, court records show. Though the Cubs’ attorneys say they “welcome” the investigation, they also say it will delay the installation of additional accessible seating ahead ofContinue Reading

Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent David Halloran reported to the Board of Education on Monday that work is underway to cap the contaminated playing field at Kingsborough Elementary School and opened discussions about planning a future capital project to fully remediate the field. (The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon) GLOVERSVILLE — Work toContinue Reading