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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

Wireless provider opens new store in Hamilton
 T-Mobile has opened a new location at 1432 Main St. in Hamilton. The 1,400-square-foot storefront employs five people. A grand opening celebration is being planned for sometime this summer, according to T-Mobile spokesman Steve Carlson. MORE: Pedicabs coming to Hamilton “Our nationwide 4G LTE network has expanded dramatically in the...

Posted: 4 hours ago

T-Mobile has opened a new location at 1432 Main St. in Hamilton. The 1,400-square-foot storefront employs five people. A grand opening celebration is being planned for sometime this summer, according to T-Mobile spokesman Steve Carlson. MORE: Pedicabs coming to Hamilton “Our nationwide 4G LTE network has expanded dramatically in the...
CHECK THIS OUT: New axe-throwing attraction in Butler County
 A non-traditional sport made popular in Canada is hurtling into Butler County. Cincinnati Axe Throwing opened earlier this month at 4814 Peter Place in West Chester Twp., just off Ohio 747 and south of Muhlhauser Road. Participants ages 15 and older may play solo or with a group and learn how to throw from an expert. FIRST REPORT: Want to...

Posted: 20 hours ago

A non-traditional sport made popular in Canada is hurtling into Butler County. Cincinnati Axe Throwing opened earlier this month at 4814 Peter Place in West Chester Twp., just off Ohio 747 and south of Muhlhauser Road. Participants ages 15 and older may play solo or with a group and learn how to throw from an expert. FIRST REPORT: Want to...
New church approved in West Chester after neighbor’s concerns addressed
 A 900-person congregation will soon have a home of its own after a zoning change approved by West Chester Twp. trustees. Trustees have approved a zoning change that allows New Life Chapel to construct a three-building church campus on an 18-acre site along Cincinnati-Dayton Road. MORE: Catholic church opposes lighting project in Olde West...

Posted: 22 hours ago

A 900-person congregation will soon have a home of its own after a zoning change approved by West Chester Twp. trustees. Trustees have approved a zoning change that allows New Life Chapel to construct a three-building church campus on an 18-acre site along Cincinnati-Dayton Road. MORE: Catholic church opposes lighting project in Olde West...
Butler County restaurant giving away free milkshakes today
 Burger franchise Wayback Burgers is looking to shake things up for the first day of summer today by giving away one free Junior Black & White Milkshake per guest at all participating locations, including its Butler County location in West Chester Twp. The free milkshake giveaway kicks off at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. while supplies last...

Posted: a day ago

Burger franchise Wayback Burgers is looking to shake things up for the first day of summer today by giving away one free Junior Black & White Milkshake per guest at all participating locations, including its Butler County location in West Chester Twp. The free milkshake giveaway kicks off at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. while supplies last...
Oxford restaurant, bar shuts down
 An Oxford business has closed as it looks for a new location. 45 East Bar & Grill, 45 E. High St., notified employees Monday via text message and email that a lease with the building owner expires this summer and that they unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate an extension, according to a message posted to social media. “Accordingly...

Posted: 2 days ago

An Oxford business has closed as it looks for a new location. 45 East Bar & Grill, 45 E. High St., notified employees Monday via text message and email that a lease with the building owner expires this summer and that they unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate an extension, according to a message posted to social media. “Accordingly...
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford adds 3 new surgical suites
 McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital announced today that the second phase of its “Growing To Meet Your Needs Campaign” is now complete with the opening of three new surgical suites at the Oxford hospital. “We have brought state-of-the-art surgical facilities to Oxford,” said Brett Kirkpatrick, the hospital’s executive...

Posted: 2 days ago

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital announced today that the second phase of its “Growing To Meet Your Needs Campaign” is now complete with the opening of three new surgical suites at the Oxford hospital. “We have brought state-of-the-art surgical facilities to Oxford,” said Brett Kirkpatrick, the hospital’s executive...
Hamilton police ask for shooting witnesses after victim stays silent
 Saying the victim of a shooting Saturday is not cooperating with investigators, Hamilton police are asking witnesses to come forward with information. There were reports of gunfire in the area of 145 Pershing Ave. during a foot chase around 6:36 p.m., according to police reports. Police believe several witnesses saw the shooting and are asking...

Posted: 3 days ago

Saying the victim of a shooting Saturday is not cooperating with investigators, Hamilton police are asking witnesses to come forward with information. There were reports of gunfire in the area of 145 Pershing Ave. during a foot chase around 6:36 p.m., according to police reports. Police believe several witnesses saw the shooting and are asking...
Franklin crash victim, 20, remembered as ‘amazing person’
 A 20-year-old woman who died in a head-on crash in Franklin Saturday was on her way home from celebrating her 1-year wedding anniversary a day early, according to a longtime friend. Courtney Trent and James Daley, 20, both of Franklin Twp., had dropped off their 6-month-old son at a relative’s house in West Carrollton and were driving...

Posted: 3 days ago

A 20-year-old woman who died in a head-on crash in Franklin Saturday was on her way home from celebrating her 1-year wedding anniversary a day early, according to a longtime friend. Courtney Trent and James Daley, 20, both of Franklin Twp., had dropped off their 6-month-old son at a relative’s house in West Carrollton and were driving...
2 injured in head-on crash in Fairfield
 Two people were injured, at least one seriously, in a head-on collision between an SUV and semi along Fairfield’s busiest road on Saturday. Emergency crews responded to the crash at 5:34 p.m. in the 6400 block of Dixie Highway near Ross Road and the Ohio 4 Bypass, according to emergency dispatchers. A medical helicopter was called to...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two people were injured, at least one seriously, in a head-on collision between an SUV and semi along Fairfield’s busiest road on Saturday. Emergency crews responded to the crash at 5:34 p.m. in the 6400 block of Dixie Highway near Ross Road and the Ohio 4 Bypass, according to emergency dispatchers. A medical helicopter was called to...
Gunshot victim found in vehicle in Hamilton
 Police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting Saturday evening. A black male wearing a red shirt and blue jeans reportedly was shooting at 24-year-old Jamie Moss, of Hamilton, as he chased him down Pershing Avenue on foot, according to emergency dispatchers. Moss was found shot in a vehicle around 6:45 p.m. Saturday in front of...

Posted: 4 days ago

Police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting Saturday evening. A black male wearing a red shirt and blue jeans reportedly was shooting at 24-year-old Jamie Moss, of Hamilton, as he chased him down Pershing Avenue on foot, according to emergency dispatchers. Moss was found shot in a vehicle around 6:45 p.m. Saturday in front of...
Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty honors couple’s giving
 Bill and Jenny McCloy, are supporters of many impactful organizations and programs in the area. That’s why The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty presented the couple with the Patricia F. Alderson Philanthropist of the Year Award earlier this month. The award is presented annually to a local philanthropist who has shown exceptional...

Posted: 6 days ago

Bill and Jenny McCloy, are supporters of many impactful organizations and programs in the area. That’s why The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty presented the couple with the Patricia F. Alderson Philanthropist of the Year Award earlier this month. The award is presented annually to a local philanthropist who has shown exceptional...