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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

New eatery in Liberty Twp. to serve bubble tea, crepes
 A business offering a unique beverage and a popular dessert is set to open by November at Liberty Center. Smoochies Boba & Crepes will open at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., on the first floor of mega retail center’s shopping mall, The Foundry, according to co-owner Nadja Mirpuri, of Fairfield Twp. The new business will serve &ldquo...

Posted: 4 hours ago

A business offering a unique beverage and a popular dessert is set to open by November at Liberty Center. Smoochies Boba & Crepes will open at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., on the first floor of mega retail center’s shopping mall, The Foundry, according to co-owner Nadja Mirpuri, of Fairfield Twp. The new business will serve &ldquo...
12 companies looking for employees at Butler County job fair today
 A “hiring extravaganza” at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County in Fairfield will last all day today and include a dozen area companies. The companies that will be at OhioMeansJobs, 4631 Dixie Highway, at various times today include: MORE: Butler County cabinet manufacturer adding 35 full-time jobs
            
            
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Posted: a day ago

A “hiring extravaganza” at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County in Fairfield will last all day today and include a dozen area companies. The companies that will be at OhioMeansJobs, 4631 Dixie Highway, at various times today include: MORE: Butler County cabinet manufacturer adding 35 full-time jobs ...
Microsoft to demonstrate newest technology in Hamilton
 Microsoft is paying Hamilton a visit. The technology company will be demonstrating some of its newest products and latest technology Thursday at the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s Live, Work, Play Expo, including Columbus-based Bass International’s OneVuex Unified Systems. That cloud-based platform allows clients to collaborate...

Posted: 2 days ago

Microsoft is paying Hamilton a visit. The technology company will be demonstrating some of its newest products and latest technology Thursday at the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s Live, Work, Play Expo, including Columbus-based Bass International’s OneVuex Unified Systems. That cloud-based platform allows clients to collaborate...
Tim Hortons opens first Butler County location today
 Butler County’s first Tim Hortons opens today at 431 S. Locust St. in Oxford. The Canadian multinational fast food restaurant is best known for its coffee and doughnuts, but also offers specialty beverages including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, iced and frozen coffee, hot chocolate and tea. It also serves meals and snacks any time...

Posted: 2 days ago

Butler County’s first Tim Hortons opens today at 431 S. Locust St. in Oxford. The Canadian multinational fast food restaurant is best known for its coffee and doughnuts, but also offers specialty beverages including lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, iced and frozen coffee, hot chocolate and tea. It also serves meals and snacks any time...
Love Lakota schools? There’s a new way to give back
 A new endowment launched by the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty aims to create a sustainable source of funding to be utilized by Lakota schools leadership to support programs not allocated in the budget. The Lakota Fund was originally established in 2004 to support Lakota teachers in their efforts to bring innovative teaching...

Posted: 4 days ago

A new endowment launched by the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty aims to create a sustainable source of funding to be utilized by Lakota schools leadership to support programs not allocated in the budget. The Lakota Fund was originally established in 2004 to support Lakota teachers in their efforts to bring innovative teaching...
Fairfield building demolished to make way for car parts retailer
 The largest retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories in the United States will build a new location in Butler County. The construction of a new AutoZone at 5888 Dixie Highway in Fairfield means demolition of a structure built in 1972 that once was home to Production Tool Rental & Sales. AutoZone purchased the property Sept...

Posted: 6 days ago

The largest retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories in the United States will build a new location in Butler County. The construction of a new AutoZone at 5888 Dixie Highway in Fairfield means demolition of a structure built in 1972 that once was home to Production Tool Rental & Sales. AutoZone purchased the property Sept...
New bar The Roosevelt Room coming to Liberty Center
 The first bar-only concept at Liberty Center is set to open Oct. 21. The Roosevelt Room, a new bar concept from 4EG — Four Entertainment Group, will be located at 7500 Bales St. between CineBistro and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. MORE: Ohio’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Center coming in 2018 Michael Schroeder, operations...

Posted: 7 days ago

The first bar-only concept at Liberty Center is set to open Oct. 21. The Roosevelt Room, a new bar concept from 4EG — Four Entertainment Group, will be located at 7500 Bales St. between CineBistro and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. MORE: Ohio’s first LEGOLAND Discovery Center coming in 2018 Michael Schroeder, operations...
Butler County cabinet manufacturer adding 35 full-time jobs
 A Butler County-based company is adding dozens of new jobs. Custom Millcraft Corp., which manufactures custom casework and architectural millwork interiors for bank, retail, restaurant, healthcare and hospitality industries throughout the United States, is adding approximately 35 new full-time positions to its current staff of both office...

Posted: 7 days ago

A Butler County-based company is adding dozens of new jobs. Custom Millcraft Corp., which manufactures custom casework and architectural millwork interiors for bank, retail, restaurant, healthcare and hospitality industries throughout the United States, is adding approximately 35 new full-time positions to its current staff of both office...
Award-winning Butler County steakhouse changing its menu
 An award-winning Butler County restaurant — rated as Ohio’s best steakhouse by one publication — is revitalizing its look and revamping its menu. Jag’s Steak & Seafood will unveil a re-imagined menu with new entrees and small plate features, plus new private dining packages. “Being here for 15 years, we&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

An award-winning Butler County restaurant — rated as Ohio’s best steakhouse by one publication — is revitalizing its look and revamping its menu. Jag’s Steak & Seafood will unveil a re-imagined menu with new entrees and small plate features, plus new private dining packages. “Being here for 15 years, we&rsquo...
Fairfield manufacturer looking to grow workforce
 A Butler County-based company is looking to expand its workforce. Cent Roll Products, which got its start in Cincinnati in 1986 as Central Roller, manufactures rubber covered and metal rollers and molded urethane products. It moved to 4866 Factory Drive in Fairfield in 2005. The company started out small with one employee, two lathes, and...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Butler County-based company is looking to expand its workforce. Cent Roll Products, which got its start in Cincinnati in 1986 as Central Roller, manufactures rubber covered and metal rollers and molded urethane products. It moved to 4866 Factory Drive in Fairfield in 2005. The company started out small with one employee, two lathes, and...
Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire: 4 new attractions
 Butler County’s hottest food festival is set to scorch taste buds this weekend for its 11th consecutive year. Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire, set for Saturday and Sunday, will feature more booths to explore, more food to eat and some enticing new elements. All of the things at past Weekend of Fires will be present, including scores...

Posted: 14 days ago

Butler County’s hottest food festival is set to scorch taste buds this weekend for its 11th consecutive year. Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire, set for Saturday and Sunday, will feature more booths to explore, more food to eat and some enticing new elements. All of the things at past Weekend of Fires will be present, including scores...