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

New restaurant in Warren County offers health-conscious options
 A St. Louis start-up serving up fresh, fast, bowls, wraps and salads for two decades is set to open a new location in Warren County. Located at 8250 Arbor Square Dr. in Deerfield Twp., the new Crazy Bowls & Wraps location is the second of four planned restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for...

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A St. Louis start-up serving up fresh, fast, bowls, wraps and salads for two decades is set to open a new location in Warren County. Located at 8250 Arbor Square Dr. in Deerfield Twp., the new Crazy Bowls & Wraps location is the second of four planned restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for...
New Dunkin’ Donuts debuts in Butler County
 Dunkin’ Donuts is now open at 1270 Hamilton-Lebanon Road in Monroe. The newly constructed restaurant is equipped with a drive-thru and free Wi-Fi and open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Menu items include donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, bakery sandwiches, wraps, coffee and lattes. FIRST COVERAGE: Dunkin’ Donuts, Popeyes...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Dunkin’ Donuts is now open at 1270 Hamilton-Lebanon Road in Monroe. The newly constructed restaurant is equipped with a drive-thru and free Wi-Fi and open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Menu items include donuts, bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, bakery sandwiches, wraps, coffee and lattes. FIRST COVERAGE: Dunkin’ Donuts, Popeyes...
Bengals unveil 50th season sculptures, including one in Butler County
 A Butler County retail and dining destination is playing host to one of the sculptures celebrating the Bengals 50th season. Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., had a three-dimensional sculpture of the National Football League team’s 50th Season logo installed Wednesday. The sculpture is approximately eight-feet wide, five-feet...

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A Butler County retail and dining destination is playing host to one of the sculptures celebrating the Bengals 50th season. Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., had a three-dimensional sculpture of the National Football League team’s 50th Season logo installed Wednesday. The sculpture is approximately eight-feet wide, five-feet...
Kings Island’s Fan Appreciation Days feature FC Cincinnati today
 Kings Island’s Ohio Fan Appreciation Days kicks off today with special visits from local sports teams including FC Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Cyclones. FC Cincinnati forwards Omar Cummings and Danni Konig and midfielders Marco Dominguez, Paul Nicholson and Eric Stevenson are scheduled to stop by the amusement park...

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Kings Island’s Ohio Fan Appreciation Days kicks off today with special visits from local sports teams including FC Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Cyclones. FC Cincinnati forwards Omar Cummings and Danni Konig and midfielders Marco Dominguez, Paul Nicholson and Eric Stevenson are scheduled to stop by the amusement park...
Jazzercise studio opens in downtown Middletown
 The owner of Middletown Jazzercise wants to show exercise doesn’t need to feel like work. The local franchise recently opened a new location at 1373 Central Ave. in downtown Middletown. Founded in 1969 by Judi Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise is “the original dance cardio, muscle toning, full-body workout,” said Linsey Hail...

Posted: 2 days ago

The owner of Middletown Jazzercise wants to show exercise doesn’t need to feel like work. The local franchise recently opened a new location at 1373 Central Ave. in downtown Middletown. Founded in 1969 by Judi Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise is “the original dance cardio, muscle toning, full-body workout,” said Linsey Hail...
Speedway to hire more than 2,000 workers in 9 states, including Ohio
 Speedway is looking to hire more than 2,000 employees across nine states to fill existing and growth-related positions. The company, based in Enon in Clark County, is the nation’s second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated convenience stores. It has approximately 2,730 stores in 21 states. Speedway will hold open interviews...

Posted: 3 days ago

Speedway is looking to hire more than 2,000 employees across nine states to fill existing and growth-related positions. The company, based in Enon in Clark County, is the nation’s second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated convenience stores. It has approximately 2,730 stores in 21 states. Speedway will hold open interviews...
Butler County brewery producing canned water for Red Cross relief
 One of Butler County’s largest employers is part of a new effort to provide clean drinking water to those affected by disasters. The partnership between the American Red Cross and Colorado-based MillerCoors will result in the creation of 2 million cans of drinking water to be distributed during disaster relief efforts. Cans will be...

Posted: 4 days ago

One of Butler County’s largest employers is part of a new effort to provide clean drinking water to those affected by disasters. The partnership between the American Red Cross and Colorado-based MillerCoors will result in the creation of 2 million cans of drinking water to be distributed during disaster relief efforts. Cans will be...
Fiona the hippo inspires new zoo-inspired ice cream flavor
 Cincinnati’s Graeter’s Ice Cream revealed a new flavor on Monday crafted specifically to celebrate the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite family-friendly attractions, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Inspired by the wildly popular and prematurely born baby hippo Fiona, Chunky Chunky...

Posted: 4 days ago

Cincinnati’s Graeter’s Ice Cream revealed a new flavor on Monday crafted specifically to celebrate the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite family-friendly attractions, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Inspired by the wildly popular and prematurely born baby hippo Fiona, Chunky Chunky...
Fiona the hippo part of Graeter’s new zoo-inspired flavor
 Graeter’s Ice Cream revealed a new flavor on Monday crafted specifically to celebrate the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite family-friendly attractions, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Inspired by the wildly popular and prematurely born baby hippo Fiona, Chunky Chunky Hippo will be available for ice...

Posted: 4 days ago

Graeter’s Ice Cream revealed a new flavor on Monday crafted specifically to celebrate the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite family-friendly attractions, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Inspired by the wildly popular and prematurely born baby hippo Fiona, Chunky Chunky Hippo will be available for ice...
Martial arts business expands into Fairfield Twp.
 Budokai Taekwondo opened a second Butler County location to accommodate growth. The new location at 4103 Hamilton-Middletown Road in Fairfield Twp. is for Olympic taekwondo, cardio kickboxing, and Hapkido programs exclusively, as well as women’s self-defense programs, kid’s Grapple-Fit and bullying self defense. Judo and Brazilian...

Posted: 5 days ago

Budokai Taekwondo opened a second Butler County location to accommodate growth. The new location at 4103 Hamilton-Middletown Road in Fairfield Twp. is for Olympic taekwondo, cardio kickboxing, and Hapkido programs exclusively, as well as women’s self-defense programs, kid’s Grapple-Fit and bullying self defense. Judo and Brazilian...
Panera Bread hiring at baking facility in West Chester
 Panera Bread’s Butler County baking facility is preparing to expand its workforce. Panera opened the facility in West Chester in October 2015, said plant manager Patrick McCarron. The Fresh Dough Facility produces all the bread and bagels for 130 Panera cafés in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky, and is a seven-days-a-week...

Posted: 5 days ago

Panera Bread’s Butler County baking facility is preparing to expand its workforce. Panera opened the facility in West Chester in October 2015, said plant manager Patrick McCarron. The Fresh Dough Facility produces all the bread and bagels for 130 Panera cafés in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky, and is a seven-days-a-week...