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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

Home sales increase in Butler, Warren counties
 Home sales for the Cincinnati area, as well as Butler and Warren counties started the year strong, according to the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. The board reported 1,447 transactions in January, a 4.3 percent increase over the 1,387 home sales reported in January 2016. RELATED: Butler, Warren home prices hit record high “2017...

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Home sales for the Cincinnati area, as well as Butler and Warren counties started the year strong, according to the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. The board reported 1,447 transactions in January, a 4.3 percent increase over the 1,387 home sales reported in January 2016. RELATED: Butler, Warren home prices hit record high “2017...
Fairfield restaurateurs closing eatery after 37 years
 A Korean/Chinese restaurant with a nearly four-decade history in Fairfield is closing its doors this week. Moon Garden Restaurant owners John and Sue Chun are in their 70s and will retire Tuesday following a career of culinary creativity that started in 1980. The couple was reticent about doing an interview, but openly gushed online about...

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A Korean/Chinese restaurant with a nearly four-decade history in Fairfield is closing its doors this week. Moon Garden Restaurant owners John and Sue Chun are in their 70s and will retire Tuesday following a career of culinary creativity that started in 1980. The couple was reticent about doing an interview, but openly gushed online about...
Downtown Middletown looks to build upon whirlwind growth
 The growth of Downtown Middletown — both the organization and the physical location — continues on an upward trajectory with a whirlwind momentum that shows little sign of slowing. That was the message delivered Thursday by Mallory Greenham, Downtown Middletown Inc.’s executive director, during the non-profit organization&rsquo...

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The growth of Downtown Middletown — both the organization and the physical location — continues on an upward trajectory with a whirlwind momentum that shows little sign of slowing. That was the message delivered Thursday by Mallory Greenham, Downtown Middletown Inc.’s executive director, during the non-profit organization&rsquo...
Congressman visits Hamilton to discuss small-business challenges
 Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, came to a Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Roundtable discussion geared toward small-business leaders and their concerns. He tackled topics ranging from what can be done to protect the retirement accounts of consumers to the mounting challenges for small businesses to secure access to...

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Congressman Warren Davidson, R-Troy, came to a Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Roundtable discussion geared toward small-business leaders and their concerns. He tackled topics ranging from what can be done to protect the retirement accounts of consumers to the mounting challenges for small businesses to secure access to...
New West Chester bookstore to celebrate with sale
 A new bookstore will celebrate its ribbon-cutting with special deals this weekend. Walls of Books will hold a ribbon-cutting today at 7739 Tyler’s Place Blvd. in the Plaza at Wetherington shopping center. Launched by Terry Manns and Diana Fisher, the new business bills itself as “a one-stop local shop for books of almost any genre...

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A new bookstore will celebrate its ribbon-cutting with special deals this weekend. Walls of Books will hold a ribbon-cutting today at 7739 Tyler’s Place Blvd. in the Plaza at Wetherington shopping center. Launched by Terry Manns and Diana Fisher, the new business bills itself as “a one-stop local shop for books of almost any genre...
Sports bar, restaurant opening second Butler County location
 The owners of a sports bar and grill in Monroe plan to open a new 7,000-square-foot eatery inside the Beckett Commons shopping center. Clubhouse Sports Grille will open the first week of March at 8188 Princeton-Glendale Road, the former site of Willie’s Sports Café, which closed in January 2016. MORE: Buffalo Wings & Rings building...

Posted: 3 days ago

The owners of a sports bar and grill in Monroe plan to open a new 7,000-square-foot eatery inside the Beckett Commons shopping center. Clubhouse Sports Grille will open the first week of March at 8188 Princeton-Glendale Road, the former site of Willie’s Sports Café, which closed in January 2016. MORE: Buffalo Wings & Rings building...
UDF, not Mexican restaurant, now coming to West Chester property
 A United Dairy Farmers gas station and convenience store is planned for a nearly 3-acre parcel on the corner of U.S. 42 and Fields-Ertel Road instead of a Mexican restaurant. The project at 4268 Fields Ertel is now in its third version. RELATED: West Chester residents worry restaurant will make traffic worse Original plans for the site approved...

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A United Dairy Farmers gas station and convenience store is planned for a nearly 3-acre parcel on the corner of U.S. 42 and Fields-Ertel Road instead of a Mexican restaurant. The project at 4268 Fields Ertel is now in its third version. RELATED: West Chester residents worry restaurant will make traffic worse Original plans for the site approved...
Home Builders Association reveals Homearama builders
 The 54th installment of a popular single-site new home showcase will feature five area home builders. Homearama 2017 will include Drees Homes, Hensley Custom Building Group, High Pointe Custom Homes, Justin Doyle Homes and Wieland Builders, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, which produces the showcase. RELATED...

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The 54th installment of a popular single-site new home showcase will feature five area home builders. Homearama 2017 will include Drees Homes, Hensley Custom Building Group, High Pointe Custom Homes, Justin Doyle Homes and Wieland Builders, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati, which produces the showcase. RELATED...
Buffalo Wings & Rings building new Butler County location
 Buffalo Wings & Rings is building and opening a new 6,083-square-foot restaurant here just off Ohio 747, according to township officials. Located at 4782 Plum Square in the Hutzelman Square development, the new eatery will be part of what is billed as “the ultimate sports restaurant franchise” with a menu that includes &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Buffalo Wings & Rings is building and opening a new 6,083-square-foot restaurant here just off Ohio 747, according to township officials. Located at 4782 Plum Square in the Hutzelman Square development, the new eatery will be part of what is billed as “the ultimate sports restaurant franchise” with a menu that includes &ldquo...
New home construction ignites growth in Butler, Warren counties
 Residential building in Butler and Warren counties has entered a resurgence as the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, and remodeling contractors are also reaping the benefits of the industry’s explosive growth. Home builders in four area counties — Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties — received...

Posted: 4 days ago

Residential building in Butler and Warren counties has entered a resurgence as the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, and remodeling contractors are also reaping the benefits of the industry’s explosive growth. Home builders in four area counties — Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties — received...
Tex-Mex restaurant hiring 170 for new Butler County location
 A Tex-Mex cuisine chain is hiring 170 people prior to the debut of its new Butler County restaurant. Austin, Texas-based Chuy’s is scheduled to open the new location April 4 at 9538 Civic Center Blvd. in the Streets of West Chester shopping center. Chuy’s menu features family recipes from South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Tex-Mex cuisine chain is hiring 170 people prior to the debut of its new Butler County restaurant. Austin, Texas-based Chuy’s is scheduled to open the new location April 4 at 9538 Civic Center Blvd. in the Streets of West Chester shopping center. Chuy’s menu features family recipes from South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border...