The Works: Center for History, Art and Technology's artist-in-residence (AIR) program will welcome its third AIR glass artist in September after hosting two professional glass artists in the program's first year.

Works seeks next AIR glass artist

The Works: Center for History, Art and Technology's artist-in-residence (AIR) program will welcome its third AIR glass artist in September after hosting two professional glass artists in the program's first year.

Dan Alexander is the third artist in residence. The Works is seeking applicants to fill future AIR residency openings.

The purpose of the AIR program is to place experienced glass artists from diverse backgrounds into a hands-on teaching environment. Each new artist brings new classes, techniques, educational opportunities and glasswork to The Works and its visitors.

Artist in residency applicants must submit a resume and references along with three glass portfolio samples (photographs accepted) to be considered for the AIR program. Submit materials via mail to The Works, Attention: Lawrence Tuber, 55 S. First St., P.O. Box 721, Newark 43058-0721; or via email at

Applicants must meet specified criteria, complete a rigorous interview process and be willing to relocate to on-site housing during the residency time period. The selected AIR program candidate will receive compensation throughout the residency based on his or her expertise, housing accommodations and additional benefits, including a featured exhibit in The Works' main art gallery.

Applications are being accepted for AIR program residency periods in 2012 from Feb. 1 through May 31 and from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.

For more information, call Tuber at (740) 349-9277, ext. 225.

LCHS names first executive director

Lori Carlson has been selected as the first executive director of the Licking County Humane Society.

Carlson will join LCHS on Aug. 15.

She has been volunteering with LCHS for the past four years. She has 24 years of experience working in child welfare in Licking County and will now devote her attention to animal welfare.

Carlson has a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University and a master's degree in public administration from Keller Graduate School of Management (DeVry).

Her initial focus will be on the capital campaign to build a new shelter at 825 Thornwood Drive in Heath.

NHS class of 1966 plans reunion

The Newark High School class of 1966 will hold its 45-year reunion Aug. 26-27.

A mixer will be held at Maennerchor Park from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. Cost is $10 per person and the event includes a cash bar. Members of the classes of 1965 and 1967 and all former teachers are welcome to attend.

An informal buffet dinner and dance will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club at a cost of $35 per person. Registration and social hour will begin at 6 p.m. Those wishing to attend the dance only may arrive at 9 p.m. and pay $5 at the door.

A golf outing is planned for Aug. 27 at The Links at Echo Springs in Granville. The cost of $28 includes a golf cart. Call T. Freeman at (740) 345-7889 for information and registration.

For more information, visit or call Sheryl Smith Parkinson at (740) 404-1336.

Heath UMC to host VBS

Heath United Methodist Church, 1149 Hebron Road, will host its Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

The theme will be "Shake It Up Caf." Activities will include cooking parts of meals used in Bible celebrations. Children will learn to carry out "God's recipes."

Volunteers are needed. To register or volunteer, call Jason Parker at (740) 349-5822.

Health department offers clinics

The Licking County Health Department will begin offering "Back to School" clinics in August.

Clinics will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at the health department, 675 Price Road, Newark.

Students entering kindergarten or the seventh grade are required to receive vaccinations in order to be admitted to school. Vaccinations also are recommended for college students.

Children under 18 who have proof of Medicaid coverage may receive vaccines free of charge. For others, a $10 administration charge per vaccine and a $15 assessment fee may apply. The maximum charge for any family is $40. Waivers are available.

The "Back to School" clinics are offered in addition to the health department's regular clinic schedule. Satellite clinics are offered in Buckeye Lake, Pataskala and Johnstown.

For information on the clinic schedule, or for any other questions, call (740) 349-6535 or visit

Salvation Army offers assistance

The Salvation Army plans to offer its "Back to School" program this fall.

The program provides children with the necessary supplies to go back to school. Families who are in need of support may apply for assistance.

To schedule an appointment, call (740) 345-8120. Individuals or businesses may bring donations to 250 E. Main St., Newark.

PNB announces scholarship gift

The Park National Bank has made a $1-million commitment to support the Next Generation Challenge Scholarship Campaign.

Granville philanthropists J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese have agreed to match all Next Generation Challenge gifts and multi-year pledges up to $10 million made before June 30. The campaign raises endowed funds to support scholarships benefiting students attending The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

PNB's gift will result in an endowed scholarship in honor of longtime PNB leader William T. McConnell and his late wife, Jane C. McConnell.