You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.



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

Atrium adds home birth experience in hospital setting
 A Warren County hospital is offering a new option for women who want a more natural, low-tech childbirth experience, a trend being seen across the country. Atrium Medical Center’s new Natural Beginnings Birth Center — a more than $1 million renovation at the Middletown hospital — opens Monday. There has been an increasing...

Posted: a day ago

A Warren County hospital is offering a new option for women who want a more natural, low-tech childbirth experience, a trend being seen across the country. Atrium Medical Center’s new Natural Beginnings Birth Center — a more than $1 million renovation at the Middletown hospital — opens Monday. There has been an increasing...
Packaging company owner highlights needs for multi-faceted workforce
 For Packaging Systems Design, a company that specializes in end-of-the-line packaging like stretch wrapping, pallatizing and case packing and shrink bundling, there’s just no substitute for a knowledgeable, well-trained workforce with vision and multi-faceted experience. The West Chester Twp. company doesn’t make the equipment...

Posted: a day ago

For Packaging Systems Design, a company that specializes in end-of-the-line packaging like stretch wrapping, pallatizing and case packing and shrink bundling, there’s just no substitute for a knowledgeable, well-trained workforce with vision and multi-faceted experience. The West Chester Twp. company doesn’t make the equipment...
New Warren County restaurant: Fresh, healthy Mediterranean
 Taziki’s Mediterranean Café recently made its debut in Warren County. The Birmingham Ala.-based chain’s new 4,000-square-foot restaurant opened this month at 9640 Mason-Montgomery Road in Deerfield Twp. next to Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. The new eatery, which features 100 items created daily, including Taziki’s seafood...

Posted: 2 days ago

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café recently made its debut in Warren County. The Birmingham Ala.-based chain’s new 4,000-square-foot restaurant opened this month at 9640 Mason-Montgomery Road in Deerfield Twp. next to Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. The new eatery, which features 100 items created daily, including Taziki’s seafood...
New owners of Fairfield Harley-Davidson shop plan expansion
 Queen City Harley-Davidson is roaring down a new road in the dealership’s decades-long journey. Purchased late last year from Louie and Chris Owens, who owned it for the past 35 years as Tri-State Harley-Davidson, the business at 5960 Dixie Highway is now owned by Brett and Sherry Tekavec. The couple bought the dealership with 22 people...

Posted: 2 days ago

Queen City Harley-Davidson is roaring down a new road in the dealership’s decades-long journey. Purchased late last year from Louie and Chris Owens, who owned it for the past 35 years as Tri-State Harley-Davidson, the business at 5960 Dixie Highway is now owned by Brett and Sherry Tekavec. The couple bought the dealership with 22 people...
First Financial bank relocating in Oxford
 A regional bank headquartered in Cincinnati plans to bring a new location to a new retail center in Oxford. First Financial will be opening a branch in the new Bishop Square mixed use development at 419 Locust Street this fall, according to the leasing agent for the project. FIRST REPORT: New restaurants, retail shops coming to Oxford Tenants...

Posted: 2 days ago

A regional bank headquartered in Cincinnati plans to bring a new location to a new retail center in Oxford. First Financial will be opening a branch in the new Bishop Square mixed use development at 419 Locust Street this fall, according to the leasing agent for the project. FIRST REPORT: New restaurants, retail shops coming to Oxford Tenants...
Longtime Middletown business continues to grow
 A Middletown business continues to blossom as it branches out into its seventh decade. Berns Garden Center grows the bulk of its inventory at production greenhouses on the site where co-owners Al and Cherie Berns first founded the business in 1956. “That’s what sets us apart from other companies,” said co-owner and daughter-in-law...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Middletown business continues to blossom as it branches out into its seventh decade. Berns Garden Center grows the bulk of its inventory at production greenhouses on the site where co-owners Al and Cherie Berns first founded the business in 1956. “That’s what sets us apart from other companies,” said co-owner and daughter-in-law...
Fairfield hospital performs first surgery with new robot device
 A new medical technology designed to make surgery an easier experience this month made its Butler County debut. Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital used a new da Vinci Xi Surgical System for the first time on April 17. Designed for minimally-invasive surgery for many complex conditions, the Xi model offers more range of motion than the previous...

Posted: 3 days ago

A new medical technology designed to make surgery an easier experience this month made its Butler County debut. Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital used a new da Vinci Xi Surgical System for the first time on April 17. Designed for minimally-invasive surgery for many complex conditions, the Xi model offers more range of motion than the previous...
Longtime Warren County restaurant closes
 A longtime Deerfield Twp. restaurant has closed its doors. A message on the website for Toot’s, 12191 Montgomery Road, said the location was shutting down “due to health issues with its owners.” “It’s been a pleasure to be a part of this growing community and we’d like to thank all of our loyal customers...

Posted: 4 days ago

A longtime Deerfield Twp. restaurant has closed its doors. A message on the website for Toot’s, 12191 Montgomery Road, said the location was shutting down “due to health issues with its owners.” “It’s been a pleasure to be a part of this growing community and we’d like to thank all of our loyal customers...
New Middletown emergency department designed with seniors in mind
 Atrium Medical Center’s new Senior Emergency Center is a concept that, if successful, could spread to the remainder of the Premier Health network. A goal of the eight-bed, senior-friendly geriatric unit within Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center is to help seniors navigate the “complex and labyrinthine” health care environment...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atrium Medical Center’s new Senior Emergency Center is a concept that, if successful, could spread to the remainder of the Premier Health network. A goal of the eight-bed, senior-friendly geriatric unit within Atrium’s Emergency Trauma Center is to help seniors navigate the “complex and labyrinthine” health care environment...
Cohen buys Middletown building for new corporate office
 Recycling company Cohen recently purchased property in Middletown and plans to develop it as its new corporate headquarters. The new site at 1520 14th St., formerly occupied by the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, is about 20,000 square feet. That gives the 93-year-old Cohen Brothers company nearly three times the amount...

Posted: 6 days ago

Recycling company Cohen recently purchased property in Middletown and plans to develop it as its new corporate headquarters. The new site at 1520 14th St., formerly occupied by the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, is about 20,000 square feet. That gives the 93-year-old Cohen Brothers company nearly three times the amount...
Summit to tackle challenge of workforce development in region

Posted: 6 days ago

A regional summit this week aims to discuss the challenges of workforce development and work toward developing possible solutions. The Think Regional Summit is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Centre Park of West Chester Event & Banquet Center and will focus on activities and insights that can build a stronger skilled and educated...