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Newark A Great Community in Which To Live, Work, & Raise A Family – By Jeff Hall – Mayor of Newark

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by


Newark A Great Community in Which To Live, Work, &

Raise A FamilyBy Jeff Hall – Mayor of Newark

Newark is experiencing many positive changes, as we strive to make Newark a great community in which to live, work, and raise a family. Progress is being accomplished with the wonderful support of our citizens and community minded individuals, businesses, and organizations through various public-private partnerships.

Economic Development continues in Newark with the guidance of the Newark Department of Development along with our local Community Improvement Corporation, Newark Development Partners. The Downtown Utility Improvement and Renovation Project has motivated new business in our downtown district along with second and third floor loft apartments. This project is transitioning our downtown into an improved destination and commercial district with the recognition by many groups across the state.

A new, two-way traffic, pedestrian-friendly, bridge opened to traffic in November on State Rte 13 over State Rte 16, enhancing our gateway into downtown. With strong support from Newark Development Partners and local private donors, Newark City School’s White Field has transitioned into a beautiful, upgraded sports facility with synthetic turf for not only football, but also Soccer, Lacrosse, and Band Competition.  This past year brought great news to our community as a group purchased the Cherry Valley Lodge. The addition of an indoor event center was made possible with a creative agreement between the purchaser, City of Newark, and Explore Licking County. Projects such as the Downtown Renovation and White Field make our community shine. It’s this “shine” that attracts businesses, capital investment and jobs. A stronger community provides jobs and additional funding to the many nonprofits in our area to help citizens that need assistance.

The Newark Division of Police and the Newark Division of Fire/Emergency Medical Services continue to provide outstanding safety, customer care and life-saving services to our community. Our city park system continues to improve to provide areas for healthy, outdoor sports and activities for both children and adults. The Canal Market District and Pavilion has completed its second season, once again providing good entertainment for the community and fresh, healthy food through its Farmer’s Market. In cooperation with funding and assistance from the TJ Evans Foundation, a skate park facility will be added at Everett Park. This will provide a safe environment for skate boarders and bicyclists.  We continue to gain operating efficiencies and increased customer service through the practice of strong fiscal awareness, proper research and planning, updated logistics, and the use of new and improved technology and software.

Thank you for your wonderful support of our city. Newark is poised to have another great year in 2018 with additional growth and improvement.


WOW! What a year for Newark with more to come in 2018!!  By Don Ellington, President Newark City Council

Newark had a Great 2017.  Our Newark downtown area and the County Courthouse has been completely updated these past two years.  Many small businesses are starting to pop up in the downtown area.  Our Public/Private Farmers Park’s $2 Million Dollar partnership had a very successful 2nd year with the Tuesday/Friday Farmers Market and many other events.  Nework opened as an interactive place for business incubation and new small business growth.  The Historic Haunted Jail had a renovation/cleaning and had another successful Halloween season.  Light the Night Car Show was back with a huge event on the square.  The Midland Theater and Thirty One West (a live music & art venue) both continue to be shining stars with many big name entertainment events this past year and coming in 2018!  The Cherry Valley Lodge was purchased and is going through millions of dollars of renovation to become a large hotel/convention center for the area. Finally, Longaberger basket was purchased and the property looks to become a mixed use development with boutique hotel/ business/ restaurant components to upgrade the area.



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