Newark (Ohio)

Longaberger Headquarters is a huge basket

Newark is the county seat of Licking County in Mid-Ohio. Located about 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the East of Columbus, Newark is an industrial center for the aerospace, lighting and fiberglass insulation industries. It is the home of the Newark Campus of the Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College. The basket-shaped building which serves as the headquarters for the famed Longaberger Company, makers of baskets and other products for the home, is on the eastern edge of the city.

Get in

From Columbus: Take Interstate 70 east to exit 129B (State Route 79 north). Newark is 9 miles to the north on State Route 79.

Alternately, take State Route 161 east to Granville, where it meets State Route 16. Continue east on State Route 16 another 5 miles to Newark.

By plane

The Newark-Heath airport (KVTA) is in Heath and is open for civil aviation traffic. There is no scheduled air service to Newark-Heath. The nearest airport to Newark with scheduled air service is Port Columbus (CMH).

By train

Newark has no scheduled passenger train service, but there are 4 Amtrak stations within 100 miles of Newark.

By car

From Columbus: Take Interstate 70 east to exit 129B (State Route 79 north). Newark is 9 miles to the north on State Route 79.

Alternately, take State Route 161 east to Granville, where it meets State Route 16. Continue east on State Route 16 another 5 miles to Newark.

By bus

Although there is no service to Newark, Greyhound bus service is available in Columbus and Zanesville.

By boat

Newark is in the landlocked center of Ohio, so it is not accessible by boat.

See

Do

The Works museum complex is in downtown Newark. It features hands-on historical and technology exhibits, along with a permanent glass-blowing display and a permanent exhibit showcasing the history of the communities of Licking County.

High school sports are an important part of community life in Newark. The Newark High School Wildcats have a loyal following and the Newark Catholic High School Green Wave have many state championships.

Eat

Roosters Adornettos Tee Jays McDonalds Wendys Subway Little Ceasers Stone Mountain Christys

Go next

East of Newark (5 miles)off Route 16 is Blackhand Gorge. Hiking and bike trail, canoeing on the Licking River. South of Newark (13 miles)Route 79 is Buckeye Lake; large boating, swimming and fishing areas. 9 local golf courses, small airport.one golf club is the trout club golf course \

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