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

Kroger, Ocado score $1.4M tax credit for location in Monroe
 Kroger and online British grocer Ocado’s $55 million robot-powered warehouse and distribution center in Butler County received a $1.4 million tax credit Monday. Ohio Tax Credit Authority’s voted to approve an eight-year, 1.36 percent Job Creation Tax Credit for the Monroe project, which would be Kroger’s first customer fulfillment...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Kroger and online British grocer Ocado’s $55 million robot-powered warehouse and distribution center in Butler County received a $1.4 million tax credit Monday. Ohio Tax Credit Authority’s voted to approve an eight-year, 1.36 percent Job Creation Tax Credit for the Monroe project, which would be Kroger’s first customer fulfillment...
New boutique offers ‘fun, comfy, hip’ for women
 Golden Day Boutique is working to open a second location at 9035 Cincinnati Dayton Road in Olde West Chester. The shop aims to offer “fun, comfy, hip, affordable” women’s boutique clothing clothes for a variety of sizes from small to 3X, according to owner Caron Armstrong, a West Chester Twp. resident and Lakota graduate...

Posted: a day ago

Golden Day Boutique is working to open a second location at 9035 Cincinnati Dayton Road in Olde West Chester. The shop aims to offer “fun, comfy, hip, affordable” women’s boutique clothing clothes for a variety of sizes from small to 3X, according to owner Caron Armstrong, a West Chester Twp. resident and Lakota graduate...
New hair salon coming to West Chester Twp.
 A full-service hair salon that specializes in coloring and the hand-painted hair trend is set to open in West Chester Twp. The Mane Hair Co. is shooting for a soft opening on Dec. 29 at 7334 Tylers Corner Drive and a grand opening is set for Jan. 1, according to owner Lauren Lewis Doerr. It offer everything from haircuts, perms, hair coloring...

Posted: 2 days ago

A full-service hair salon that specializes in coloring and the hand-painted hair trend is set to open in West Chester Twp. The Mane Hair Co. is shooting for a soft opening on Dec. 29 at 7334 Tylers Corner Drive and a grand opening is set for Jan. 1, according to owner Lauren Lewis Doerr. It offer everything from haircuts, perms, hair coloring...
Monroe’s medical center adds to Premier’s footprint
 Premier Health’s $4.5 million medical office building represents the next step in the health system’s regional growth. The 19,300-square-foot building at 35 Overbrook Blvd., is set to open Monday near the corner of Ohio 63 and Cincinnati Dayton Road. The Premier Physician Network primary and specialty care center has space for...

Posted: 4 days ago

Premier Health’s $4.5 million medical office building represents the next step in the health system’s regional growth. The 19,300-square-foot building at 35 Overbrook Blvd., is set to open Monday near the corner of Ohio 63 and Cincinnati Dayton Road. The Premier Physician Network primary and specialty care center has space for...
Premier Health debuts medical office building today in Monroe
 Premier Health is set today to show off its $4.5 million medical office building in Monroe, which will house primary and specialty care physicians. The 19,300-square-foot medical office building at 35 Overbrook Blvd. will have space for eight primary care providers and will offer specialty services in orthopedics, and possibly in cardiology...

Posted: 5 days ago

Premier Health is set today to show off its $4.5 million medical office building in Monroe, which will house primary and specialty care physicians. The 19,300-square-foot medical office building at 35 Overbrook Blvd. will have space for eight primary care providers and will offer specialty services in orthopedics, and possibly in cardiology...
Kroger to transfer full beer & wine license from Kettering store to Liberty Twp. location
 Kroger is seeking to transfer the full wine and beer licenses  now assigned to the Kroger store at East Stroop and Shroyer roads in Kettering to its newly remodeled Liberty Township store at 7300 Yankee Road in Butler County. The Cincinnati-based grocery company wants to replace the Kettering store’s existing full beer and wine...

Posted: 5 days ago

Kroger is seeking to transfer the full wine and beer licenses  now assigned to the Kroger store at East Stroop and Shroyer roads in Kettering to its newly remodeled Liberty Township store at 7300 Yankee Road in Butler County. The Cincinnati-based grocery company wants to replace the Kettering store’s existing full beer and wine...
Great Wolf Lodge in Mason hiring for approximately 100 jobs
 North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts is hiring for its Mason location. Great Wolf Lodge, which has locations stretching from Southern California to New England, employs 490 people in Mason. It’s hiring approximately 100 new employees for a variety of positions ranging from lifeguards, waterpark attendants...

Posted: 5 days ago

North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts is hiring for its Mason location. Great Wolf Lodge, which has locations stretching from Southern California to New England, employs 490 people in Mason. It’s hiring approximately 100 new employees for a variety of positions ranging from lifeguards, waterpark attendants...
Middletown pizza restaurant abruptly closes
 A Middletown pizza place abruptly closed its doors today — just a little more than one week before its one-year anniversary. Blast Furnace Pizza, whose name and decor paid tribute to the Middletown’s steel-making history, opened Dec. 15, 2017, offering pizza, salads and desserts. It closed today with no warning to employees...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Middletown pizza place abruptly closed its doors today — just a little more than one week before its one-year anniversary. Blast Furnace Pizza, whose name and decor paid tribute to the Middletown’s steel-making history, opened Dec. 15, 2017, offering pizza, salads and desserts. It closed today with no warning to employees...
Customers used to come for a loan. Now, they can party at Hamilton bank turned into event space
 Another historic building in Hamilton is no longer vacant, and officials say its transformation is a sign the city’s economic revitalization is beginning to spread beyond High Street. The building at 100 S. Third St. that previously was home to Chaco Credit Union is being converted into The Benison, an event center. Mallory Greenham...

Posted: 6 days ago

Another historic building in Hamilton is no longer vacant, and officials say its transformation is a sign the city’s economic revitalization is beginning to spread beyond High Street. The building at 100 S. Third St. that previously was home to Chaco Credit Union is being converted into The Benison, an event center. Mallory Greenham...
AK Steel working to fix pension payment issue
 A pension issue is expected to be fixed this week at one of Butler County’s largest employers. AK Steel told the Journal-News today that “a small number of accounts” were not posted Monday as scheduled due to the transition to a new system. MORE: New AK Steel program part of growing trend for industrial unions, employers...

Posted: 7 days ago

A pension issue is expected to be fixed this week at one of Butler County’s largest employers. AK Steel told the Journal-News today that “a small number of accounts” were not posted Monday as scheduled due to the transition to a new system. MORE: New AK Steel program part of growing trend for industrial unions, employers...
Meet the people behind Cincinnati Children’s viral lip sync video
 A viral video by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 100-percent in-house effort aimed at spreading a message of hope this holiday season. The hospital’s marketing & communications department received a video request from Protective Services from its manager, inquiring about officers performing a lip sync challenge...

Posted: 7 days ago

A viral video by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 100-percent in-house effort aimed at spreading a message of hope this holiday season. The hospital’s marketing & communications department received a video request from Protective Services from its manager, inquiring about officers performing a lip sync challenge...