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-Liberty chamber recognizes 10 Women of Excellence
 The West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance recently recognized 10 women, who through their careers or volunteerism, have enhanced business, education, culture, philanthropy, and provided outstanding service to the region. Honorees of the 16th annual Women of Excellence Awards were Amy Barnett, Angenita Brown, Catherine Evans, Julia Feldmann...

Posted: 7 hours ago

The West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance recently recognized 10 women, who through their careers or volunteerism, have enhanced business, education, culture, philanthropy, and provided outstanding service to the region. Honorees of the 16th annual Women of Excellence Awards were Amy Barnett, Angenita Brown, Catherine Evans, Julia Feldmann...
5 things to know about the new Holtman’s Donuts in Butler County
 An award-winning, family-owned doughnut shop chain with a devoted Greater Cincinnati fan-base recently debuted its first Butler County location. Holtman’s Donuts, which also has locations in Over-The-Rhine, Loveland and Williamsburg, located its fourth storefront at 9558 Civic Centre Blvd. in the Streets of West Chester shopping center...

Posted: a day ago

An award-winning, family-owned doughnut shop chain with a devoted Greater Cincinnati fan-base recently debuted its first Butler County location. Holtman’s Donuts, which also has locations in Over-The-Rhine, Loveland and Williamsburg, located its fourth storefront at 9558 Civic Centre Blvd. in the Streets of West Chester shopping center...
Middletown brewery plans Black Friday dual bottle release
 A Butler County brewery is offering a decidedly warmer option to Black Friday’s deal-of-the-day shopping. FigLeaf Brewing Co. in Middletown will open its doors 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, for its first-ever bottled beer release. Originally brewed for the winter solstice, Barrel Aged Black Solstice Imperial Stout has “warm inviting...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Butler County brewery is offering a decidedly warmer option to Black Friday’s deal-of-the-day shopping. FigLeaf Brewing Co. in Middletown will open its doors 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, for its first-ever bottled beer release. Originally brewed for the winter solstice, Barrel Aged Black Solstice Imperial Stout has “warm inviting...
Counseling, life coach service coming to Liberty Center
 ThrivePointe, a counseling and life coaching provider, will open new offices at Liberty Center on Nov. 27. The facility will include seven therapy offices and a group counseling room. ThrivePointe is staffed by 13 licensed therapists with a broad range of specialties, including play therapy, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. ThrivePointe&rsquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

ThrivePointe, a counseling and life coaching provider, will open new offices at Liberty Center on Nov. 27. The facility will include seven therapy offices and a group counseling room. ThrivePointe is staffed by 13 licensed therapists with a broad range of specialties, including play therapy, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. ThrivePointe&rsquo...
5 family-friendly things to do at Liberty Center
 Yes, there’s plenty of shopping and dining to be had at Liberty Center, Butler County’s mega retail destination, but there are also fun things to do there — some free, some not — for guests of all ages Here are 5 family-friendly options to be had the next time on your next visit and beyond: 1. Let the children play...

Posted: 7 days ago

Yes, there’s plenty of shopping and dining to be had at Liberty Center, Butler County’s mega retail destination, but there are also fun things to do there — some free, some not — for guests of all ages Here are 5 family-friendly options to be had the next time on your next visit and beyond: 1. Let the children play...
Butler County AAA store moving
 The West Chester AAA store will soon move just about five miles down the road to a new location just off Interstate 75, just north of Walmart. The new location at 8210 Highland Pointe Drive will be more conveniently located to enable staff to provide travel and insurance services to the community, according to AAA officials. MORE: Here are...

Posted: 7 days ago

The West Chester AAA store will soon move just about five miles down the road to a new location just off Interstate 75, just north of Walmart. The new location at 8210 Highland Pointe Drive will be more conveniently located to enable staff to provide travel and insurance services to the community, according to AAA officials. MORE: Here are...
5 common mistakes to avoid at a job fair
 We asked several companies and job-finding experts the most common mistakes they see people make at job fairs. MORE: Kroger hiring hundreds during job fairs this weekend Here’s what they had to say and their advice on how to avoid such missteps: 1. Don’t forget that first impression “Often times, they look like they rolled...

Posted: 8 days ago

We asked several companies and job-finding experts the most common mistakes they see people make at job fairs. MORE: Kroger hiring hundreds during job fairs this weekend Here’s what they had to say and their advice on how to avoid such missteps: 1. Don’t forget that first impression “Often times, they look like they rolled...
Office Depot closing 1 of 2 Butler County stores this weekend
 Office Depot is set to shut down one of its two Butler County stores this weekend. The store at 3177 Princeton Road, Fairfield Twp., in the Indian Springs Center will close for good Saturday. All of the store’s workers are being transferred to other locations, said Anthony Bachelder, the store’s manager. MORE: 10 new things you&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Office Depot is set to shut down one of its two Butler County stores this weekend. The store at 3177 Princeton Road, Fairfield Twp., in the Indian Springs Center will close for good Saturday. All of the store’s workers are being transferred to other locations, said Anthony Bachelder, the store’s manager. MORE: 10 new things you&rsquo...
New antiques store opening in Hamilton
 Antiques store 3 Bears Emporium is set to open at 235 Main St. in Hamilton in a storefront that previously was the home of Treasures on Main. The store’s debut is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17, during Music on Main. MORE: Downtown Hamilton market, deli is closing “I have always wanted an antique store at this location because...

Posted: 9 days ago

Antiques store 3 Bears Emporium is set to open at 235 Main St. in Hamilton in a storefront that previously was the home of Treasures on Main. The store’s debut is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17, during Music on Main. MORE: Downtown Hamilton market, deli is closing “I have always wanted an antique store at this location because...
Job fair in Mason to feature nearly 100 companies, thousands of jobs
 A career fair combining the workforce groups from Butler, Warren and Clermont counties this month will include 95 employers and thousands of available positions. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center, 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason. Registration is required at the door. The event...

Posted: 9 days ago

A career fair combining the workforce groups from Butler, Warren and Clermont counties this month will include 95 employers and thousands of available positions. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center, 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason. Registration is required at the door. The event...
Restaurant known for Bloody Mary bar opens in Butler County
 A new restaurant is making its Butler County debut this weekend with a limited menu. Matt the Miller’s Tavern at 9558 Civic Centre Blvd. in West Chester Twp. will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, Nov. 9, through Saturday, featuring the restaurant’s full beverage menu and a limited food menu. A special brunch buffet from 10...

Posted: 10 days ago

A new restaurant is making its Butler County debut this weekend with a limited menu. Matt the Miller’s Tavern at 9558 Civic Centre Blvd. in West Chester Twp. will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, Nov. 9, through Saturday, featuring the restaurant’s full beverage menu and a limited food menu. A special brunch buffet from 10...