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

5 things to know about Duck Donuts
 Duck Donuts, already a hit in Dayton, is opening its fourth Ohio location this April. The North Carolina-based Duck Donuts specializes in warm, made-to-order doughnuts. Customers may choose from a variety of topping combinations, including traditional flavors such as vanilla icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple...

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Duck Donuts, already a hit in Dayton, is opening its fourth Ohio location this April. The North Carolina-based Duck Donuts specializes in warm, made-to-order doughnuts. Customers may choose from a variety of topping combinations, including traditional flavors such as vanilla icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple...
Hamilton ice cream stand since 1950 looking for new owners
 Sweden Creme owners are looking to sell after five years of owning the longtime Hamilton business. “Our family has had a lot of changes in the past couple of years,” co-owner Benjamin Price said via social media. “Children being adopted, family more busy with the ebb and flow of life! We always wanted to operate Sweden Creme...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Sweden Creme owners are looking to sell after five years of owning the longtime Hamilton business. “Our family has had a lot of changes in the past couple of years,” co-owner Benjamin Price said via social media. “Children being adopted, family more busy with the ebb and flow of life! We always wanted to operate Sweden Creme...
UPDATE: West Chester fire causes significant damage to house
 Officials said a West Chester fire today caused significant damage inside the house in the 7300 block of Hollywood Drive but that no one was home. The cause it yet to be determined, and the fire is still under investigation, officials said. The fire is out and fans are being utilized to try to disperse smoke. The fire on Hollywood Drive appears...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Officials said a West Chester fire today caused significant damage inside the house in the 7300 block of Hollywood Drive but that no one was home. The cause it yet to be determined, and the fire is still under investigation, officials said. The fire is out and fans are being utilized to try to disperse smoke. The fire on Hollywood Drive appears...
This 145-year-old company’s move to Lebanon is creating new jobs
 A company seeking to double its local workforce debuts its new $10 million facility today in Lebanon’s Kingsview Industrial Park. Kadant Black Clawson, a global supplier of fiber processing systems for the pulp and paper industry, is opening a 130,000-square-foot facility at 425 Kingsview Drive. The company is relocating 65 employees...

Posted: 17 hours ago

A company seeking to double its local workforce debuts its new $10 million facility today in Lebanon’s Kingsview Industrial Park. Kadant Black Clawson, a global supplier of fiber processing systems for the pulp and paper industry, is opening a 130,000-square-foot facility at 425 Kingsview Drive. The company is relocating 65 employees...
This new locally produced app will help you when you’ve ‘Got to Go’
 Mason-based Cintas Corporation has launched a free mobile app meant to help people in the most precarious of situations. “Got to Go” allows users to find restrooms in their vicinity and rate their cleanliness. “We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve really had to ‘go’ but didn’t know how...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Mason-based Cintas Corporation has launched a free mobile app meant to help people in the most precarious of situations. “Got to Go” allows users to find restrooms in their vicinity and rate their cleanliness. “We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve really had to ‘go’ but didn’t know how...
5 things to know about the new Duck Donuts coming to the area
 Duck Donuts is opening its fourth Ohio location this April at 5635 Deerfield Blvd. in Deerfield Twp.’s Deerfield Towne Center. The North Carolina-based franchise specializes in warm, made-to-order doughnuts. Customers may choose from a variety of topping combinations, including traditional flavors such as vanilla icing with sprinkles...

Posted: a day ago

Duck Donuts is opening its fourth Ohio location this April at 5635 Deerfield Blvd. in Deerfield Twp.’s Deerfield Towne Center. The North Carolina-based franchise specializes in warm, made-to-order doughnuts. Customers may choose from a variety of topping combinations, including traditional flavors such as vanilla icing with sprinkles...
Ohio sheriff: I will offer free conceal, carry class to teachers
 Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Sunday he will take steps to bolster local school safety by training those who work there. Jones posted to social media that his office will offer free conceal-and-carry classes to a limited number of teachers in Butler County. He also said training on how to react during school shootings would be...

Posted: a day ago

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Sunday he will take steps to bolster local school safety by training those who work there. Jones posted to social media that his office will offer free conceal-and-carry classes to a limited number of teachers in Butler County. He also said training on how to react during school shootings would be...
Sheriff: I’ll offer conceal-and-carry class to local teachers
 Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones today said he will take steps to bolster local school safety by training those who work there. Jones posted to social media that his office will offer free conceal-and-carry class to a limited number of teachers in Butler County. He also said training regarding on how to react during school shootings would...

Posted: a day ago

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones today said he will take steps to bolster local school safety by training those who work there. Jones posted to social media that his office will offer free conceal-and-carry class to a limited number of teachers in Butler County. He also said training regarding on how to react during school shootings would...
5 employers will be hiring at one event in Fairfield this week
 For job seekers looking to find multiple employment options in one place, OhioMeansJobs-Butler County will feature five hiring events in one day on Wednesday at its offices at 4631 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. Melissa O’Brien, the business services manager for the business and employment resource center, told this media outlet that having...

Posted: 2 days ago

For job seekers looking to find multiple employment options in one place, OhioMeansJobs-Butler County will feature five hiring events in one day on Wednesday at its offices at 4631 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. Melissa O’Brien, the business services manager for the business and employment resource center, told this media outlet that having...
New restaurant in Fairfield Twp. already planned in closing Max & Erma’s space
 Max & Erma’s will close its restaurant at the front of Bridgewater Falls in Fairfield Twp., but will then convert the space to a different restaurant concept, MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub, later this year. The restaurant, which opened in 2005, will shut its doors Feb. 28. The transition to the new eatery is expected to take place...

Posted: 4 days ago

Max & Erma’s will close its restaurant at the front of Bridgewater Falls in Fairfield Twp., but will then convert the space to a different restaurant concept, MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub, later this year. The restaurant, which opened in 2005, will shut its doors Feb. 28. The transition to the new eatery is expected to take place...
Kroger opens new local center to help it make better food for its stores
 Kroger said today it has opened its Culinary Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art test kitchen and education center in downtown Cincinnati. Kroger started construction on the 12,000-square-foot, LEED-designed center last March. The commercial kitchen features multiple cooking stations, spaces and capabilities, including technology that allows...

Posted: 4 days ago

Kroger said today it has opened its Culinary Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art test kitchen and education center in downtown Cincinnati. Kroger started construction on the 12,000-square-foot, LEED-designed center last March. The commercial kitchen features multiple cooking stations, spaces and capabilities, including technology that allows...