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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

Fairfield auto parts manufacturer to hold job fair Saturday
 Takumi Stamping Inc. will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to fill several first- and second-shift positions at its Fairfield location at 8585 Seward Road. Open positions include press operators, welding and shipping and receiving. Many of the positions have multiple openings, according to the company. The automotive...

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Takumi Stamping Inc. will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, to fill several first- and second-shift positions at its Fairfield location at 8585 Seward Road. Open positions include press operators, welding and shipping and receiving. Many of the positions have multiple openings, according to the company. The automotive...
New Middletown storefront offers blend of art, free-trade businesses
 Two area residents recently collaborated to open their two businesses in the same downtown Middletown storefront. Located at 1050 Central Ave., Haute Fusion Studio specializes in classes and workshops focused on the discipline of kiln-formed glass art and mosaics, said John Ferrando, the owner and instructor. The studio is open to the community...

Posted: 4 hours ago

Two area residents recently collaborated to open their two businesses in the same downtown Middletown storefront. Located at 1050 Central Ave., Haute Fusion Studio specializes in classes and workshops focused on the discipline of kiln-formed glass art and mosaics, said John Ferrando, the owner and instructor. The studio is open to the community...
New hotel planned at site of former West Chester restaurant
 Southwest Ohio’s first Aloft hotel is coming to West Chester Twp.’s Union Centre Boulevard area, joining a slate of new hotels recently opened or planned in West Chester and Liberty townships. The 116-room Aloft hotel will be built on a 2-acre site at the corner of Centre Pointe Drive and Muhlhauser Road that formerly was home...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Southwest Ohio’s first Aloft hotel is coming to West Chester Twp.’s Union Centre Boulevard area, joining a slate of new hotels recently opened or planned in West Chester and Liberty townships. The 116-room Aloft hotel will be built on a 2-acre site at the corner of Centre Pointe Drive and Muhlhauser Road that formerly was home...
West Chester company’s closure means loss of 135 jobs
 A company closing its West Chester Twp. operations will mean the loss of more than 100 jobs. Transamerica Life Insurance Company will be closing its operations at 8488 Shepherd Farm Drive, the company disclosed  “As a result, the company will lay off approximately 135 employees beginning February 3, 2017,” the Baltimore-based...

Posted: a day ago

A company closing its West Chester Twp. operations will mean the loss of more than 100 jobs. Transamerica Life Insurance Company will be closing its operations at 8488 Shepherd Farm Drive, the company disclosed “As a result, the company will lay off approximately 135 employees beginning February 3, 2017,” the Baltimore-based...
West Chester, doctor settle lawsuit over proposed drug rehab clinic
 A lawsuit between West Chester Twp. and a doctor seeking to establish a proposed drug rehab clinic there has been settled. Following notification the settlement, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black on Tuesday dismissed the case with the stipulation that either party could reopen the case within 60 days if the settlement isn’t finalized...

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A lawsuit between West Chester Twp. and a doctor seeking to establish a proposed drug rehab clinic there has been settled. Following notification the settlement, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black on Tuesday dismissed the case with the stipulation that either party could reopen the case within 60 days if the settlement isn’t finalized...
Middletown business partners with alcohol delivery service
 A Middletown business has partnered with  Middletown Fine Wine & Spirits Available at  Customers enter an address to see items available for delivery in one hour or less, at a scheduled time or for in-store pickup. “Drizly was approaching anybody and everybody in Cincinnati and Dayton but nobody had the technical capability...

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A Middletown business has partnered with  Middletown Fine Wine & Spirits Available at  Customers enter an address to see items available for delivery in one hour or less, at a scheduled time or for in-store pickup. “Drizly was approaching anybody and everybody in Cincinnati and Dayton but nobody had the technical capability...
West Chester company’s closure means loss of 135 jobs
 A company closing its West Chester Twp. operations will mean the loss of more than 100 jobs. Transamerica Life Insurance Company will be closing its operations at 8488 Shepherd Farm Drive, the company disclosed in a Dec. 2 letter to Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. “As a result, the company will lay off approximately 135...

Posted: a day ago

A company closing its West Chester Twp. operations will mean the loss of more than 100 jobs. Transamerica Life Insurance Company will be closing its operations at 8488 Shepherd Farm Drive, the company disclosed in a Dec. 2 letter to Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. “As a result, the company will lay off approximately 135...
Middletown business offers something unique for wine, beer enthusiasts
 Middletown Fine Wine & Spirits is offering a unique way for wine and beer enthusiasts to enjoy and create unique beverages. The business recently installed six infusion chambers to pump flavor into beer, wine or non-alcoholic cocktails, according to Sanket Patel, the store’s manager. “I can make a batch of tea, put it in a...

Posted: a day ago

Middletown Fine Wine & Spirits is offering a unique way for wine and beer enthusiasts to enjoy and create unique beverages. The business recently installed six infusion chambers to pump flavor into beer, wine or non-alcoholic cocktails, according to Sanket Patel, the store’s manager. “I can make a batch of tea, put it in a...
Hamilton chamber names new president, CEO
 The  Dan Bates, who will start as the organization’s new president and CEO on Jan. 1, most recently worked as the president for the  “Over the past year, he has been a catalyst for positive change bringing strategic leadership, vision, excitement, meaningful collaboration, new industry-focused events and revenue to the Sharonville...

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The Dan Bates, who will start as the organization’s new president and CEO on Jan. 1, most recently worked as the president for the “Over the past year, he has been a catalyst for positive change bringing strategic leadership, vision, excitement, meaningful collaboration, new industry-focused events and revenue to the Sharonville...
Cincinnati Children’s looks to fill 55 positions at Liberty Campus
 Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus plans to hold an open house today for 55 new jobs. The jobs are for a Transitional Care Center on the fourth floor the campus opened in 2015 and include a variety of positions including 15 respiratory therapists, 20 registered nurses, 20 monitor techs and patient care attendants, according to Cincinnati...

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Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus plans to hold an open house today for 55 new jobs. The jobs are for a Transitional Care Center on the fourth floor the campus opened in 2015 and include a variety of positions including 15 respiratory therapists, 20 registered nurses, 20 monitor techs and patient care attendants, according to Cincinnati...