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Eric Schwartzberg

Eric covers business and housing for the Journal-News. Since being hired by Cox Media Group Ohio in 2005, he has reported on local government, crime, business, education, politics and entertainment in Butler and Warren counties.  Eric earned a bachelor's of science in journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He is married with three children.

Latest from Eric Schwartzberg

West Chester lands on ‘Best Places to Live in America’
 West Chester Twp. is, once again, named among the best places to live in America. That’s according to Money Magazine, which today released its list of “100 Best Place to Live in America” with the growing Butler County township as No. 56 on that list. West Chester Twp. was previously ranked No. 49 in 2016’s “America&rsquo...

Posted: 9 hours ago

West Chester Twp. is, once again, named among the best places to live in America. That’s according to Money Magazine, which today released its list of “100 Best Place to Live in America” with the growing Butler County township as No. 56 on that list. West Chester Twp. was previously ranked No. 49 in 2016’s “America&rsquo...
Restaurant hopes this behemoth menu item puts it on the map
 Wayback Burgers may be the new kid on the burger block, but it’s got a giant ally in its corner. The restaurant, which opened at 7690 Voice of America Centre Drive in West Chester Twp. earlier this year, offers a Triple Triple, a nine-patty, nine-slices-of-American-cheese behemoth that found itself in the spotlight Monday during the...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Wayback Burgers may be the new kid on the burger block, but it’s got a giant ally in its corner. The restaurant, which opened at 7690 Voice of America Centre Drive in West Chester Twp. earlier this year, offers a Triple Triple, a nine-patty, nine-slices-of-American-cheese behemoth that found itself in the spotlight Monday during the...
Gas main break shuts down Tylersville Road in West Chester
 Tylersville Road is closed at Pepper Pike in West Chester due to a gas main break, according to township officials. Construction crews hit the line, which is about half a mile east of the intersection of Tylersville and Cox roads, while performing utility work at Voice of America MetroPark, officials said. Motorists should choose another...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Tylersville Road is closed at Pepper Pike in West Chester due to a gas main break, according to township officials. Construction crews hit the line, which is about half a mile east of the intersection of Tylersville and Cox roads, while performing utility work at Voice of America MetroPark, officials said. Motorists should choose another...
This amazing burger-eating contest can help you celebrate National Cheeseburger Day
 National burger franchise Wayback Burgers, which opened a location at 7690 Voice of America Center Dr. in West Chester Twp. earlier this year, is issuing a massive challenge to its guests today for National Cheeseburger Day. The franchise’s 10th annual Triple Triple Challenge will see thousands of people flocking to Wayback Burgers...

Posted: 17 hours ago

National burger franchise Wayback Burgers, which opened a location at 7690 Voice of America Center Dr. in West Chester Twp. earlier this year, is issuing a massive challenge to its guests today for National Cheeseburger Day. The franchise’s 10th annual Triple Triple Challenge will see thousands of people flocking to Wayback Burgers...
These area restaurant locations are about to get a new look
 A popular local restaurant is about to get a new look. Frisch’s Big Boy launches its remodeled location at 12150 Mason Road just off the Fields Ertel Road exit on Sept. 20 and is disclosing plans for remodeling its Mainliner store and five other locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by the end of the year, according to Juli...

Posted: a day ago

A popular local restaurant is about to get a new look. Frisch’s Big Boy launches its remodeled location at 12150 Mason Road just off the Fields Ertel Road exit on Sept. 20 and is disclosing plans for remodeling its Mainliner store and five other locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by the end of the year, according to Juli...
Graeter’s, Braxton Brewing team up for new beer-inspired ice cream
 Graeter’s and Braxton Brewing Company have switched things up, going from ice cream-inspired beers to beer-inspired ice cream. The new sweet treat is Stout & Pretzels ice cream, an homage to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. The new variety, which is available in downtown Cincinnati at this weekend’s annual celebration, doesn’t taste...

Posted: a day ago

Graeter’s and Braxton Brewing Company have switched things up, going from ice cream-inspired beers to beer-inspired ice cream. The new sweet treat is Stout & Pretzels ice cream, an homage to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. The new variety, which is available in downtown Cincinnati at this weekend’s annual celebration, doesn’t taste...
West Chester VFW’s efforts earn national recognition
 The VFW in West Chester Twp. recently received national recognition for its efforts in the community. Ron Dzikowski, commander of VFW Post 7696, said he accepted the National Recognition Award at a district meeting earlier this month and that West Chester was the only VFW post in all of District #4 to receive such an award. The award, signed...

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The VFW in West Chester Twp. recently received national recognition for its efforts in the community. Ron Dzikowski, commander of VFW Post 7696, said he accepted the National Recognition Award at a district meeting earlier this month and that West Chester was the only VFW post in all of District #4 to receive such an award. The award, signed...
6 new restaurants coming soon to Butler County
 Six new restaurants under construction in Butler County will offer an array of new dining options, some of them familiar and some entirely brand new. Here’s a look at what’s on the way and the latest on when each new business is projected to open: A new Asian-American “gastro-pub-esque” restaurant is expected to open...

Posted: a day ago

Six new restaurants under construction in Butler County will offer an array of new dining options, some of them familiar and some entirely brand new. Here’s a look at what’s on the way and the latest on when each new business is projected to open: A new Asian-American “gastro-pub-esque” restaurant is expected to open...
Longtime Oxford law firm moving to new shopping center
 Robinson & Jones Co., LPA is moving from its longtime offices on West Park Place to a new shopping center. The full-service law firm will occupy approximately 2,200 square feet at Bishop Square, a 50,000-square-foot mixed use development at 419 Locust Street. The firm was established in 1994 and co-founder Jim Robinson has been practicing...

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Robinson & Jones Co., LPA is moving from its longtime offices on West Park Place to a new shopping center. The full-service law firm will occupy approximately 2,200 square feet at Bishop Square, a 50,000-square-foot mixed use development at 419 Locust Street. The firm was established in 1994 and co-founder Jim Robinson has been practicing...
Q&A: How does this Fairfield company handle its expected growth?
 A company “targeted for extreme growth” is hiring at its Fairfield facility. LeSaint Logistics, which offers supply chain services in the CPC Specialty Chemical, durable goods and food and beverage industries, has been in business since 1983. The Fairfield location includes the offices of the VP of operations and transportation...

Posted: 2 days ago

A company “targeted for extreme growth” is hiring at its Fairfield facility. LeSaint Logistics, which offers supply chain services in the CPC Specialty Chemical, durable goods and food and beverage industries, has been in business since 1983. The Fairfield location includes the offices of the VP of operations and transportation...
This new Hamilton business is taking care of your pets - and the community
 Rachel Steinman and Chris Miller said they opened a business in Hamilton after they realized the city’s people are the city itself. Pet Wants Hamilton, an all-natural pet food business, became a reality this summer at 139 Main St., the former Homestead building, with the help of CORE Fund and the Community Design Alliance. “We...

Posted: 3 days ago

Rachel Steinman and Chris Miller said they opened a business in Hamilton after they realized the city’s people are the city itself. Pet Wants Hamilton, an all-natural pet food business, became a reality this summer at 139 Main St., the former Homestead building, with the help of CORE Fund and the Community Design Alliance. “We...