East Knox High School is located in Howard. It lies along U.S. Route 36. Howard is also the home of the East Knox Local School District board offices. The Kokosing Gap Trail runs through Howard, Ohio.
Howard is located near Apple Valley, a planned community covering 3,770 acres (15.3 km2) in Howard and Brown Townships. Primarily a resort community, Apple Valley is the home of a golf course and a private 511-acre (2.07 km2) lake.