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

3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location
 The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. MORE: 3 local wineries win big at Ohio Wine Competition The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive...

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The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. MORE: 3 local wineries win big at Ohio Wine Competition The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive...
One dead after car crash in Fairfield
 One person was killed today in a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield. Emergency dispatchers received a call at 2:06 p.m. for a single-vehicle crash in the 200 block of Joe Nuxhall Way. A white sedan hit a tree, according witnesses. Some of the gates to Joyce Park are closed while investigators are at the scene. There’s no word yet from...

Posted: a day ago

One person was killed today in a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield. Emergency dispatchers received a call at 2:06 p.m. for a single-vehicle crash in the 200 block of Joe Nuxhall Way. A white sedan hit a tree, according witnesses. Some of the gates to Joyce Park are closed while investigators are at the scene. There’s no word yet from...
Building that houses AK Steel sells for $25M
 The building that houses AK Steel’s corporate headquarters in now under new ownership. MORE: Paper company eliminating 60 jobs in Middletown The four-story structure at 9227 Centre Pointe Drive in West Chester Twp., which is located on 6.86 acres just west of Interstate 75, sold May 4 for $25 million, according to Butler County Auditor&rsquo...

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The building that houses AK Steel’s corporate headquarters in now under new ownership. MORE: Paper company eliminating 60 jobs in Middletown The four-story structure at 9227 Centre Pointe Drive in West Chester Twp., which is located on 6.86 acres just west of Interstate 75, sold May 4 for $25 million, according to Butler County Auditor&rsquo...
Company eliminating 60 jobs in Middletown
 A company with a Middletown presence is laying off 60 employees starting this summer. All affected employees at Essity Operations Wausau, 700 Columbia Ave., have been notified of their layoff dates and that their separation from employment will be permanent, according to a mass layoff notice sent Thursday to the Ohio Department of Job and...

Posted: a day ago

A company with a Middletown presence is laying off 60 employees starting this summer. All affected employees at Essity Operations Wausau, 700 Columbia Ave., have been notified of their layoff dates and that their separation from employment will be permanent, according to a mass layoff notice sent Thursday to the Ohio Department of Job and...
These 2 farmers markets won’t open this year in Butler County, but here are 4 others to visit
 Now that the calendar has turned to May, farmers markets are again dotting Butler County. Fairfield Twp. and Liberty Twp. will not be hosting farmers markets this year at Bridgewater Falls and Liberty Center, respectively. But other markets, including those in Hamilton, Fairfield, West Chester Twp. and Oxford, are already open or gearing...

Posted: a day ago

Now that the calendar has turned to May, farmers markets are again dotting Butler County. Fairfield Twp. and Liberty Twp. will not be hosting farmers markets this year at Bridgewater Falls and Liberty Center, respectively. But other markets, including those in Hamilton, Fairfield, West Chester Twp. and Oxford, are already open or gearing...
Butler County pizza, sub restaurant closes ‘effective immediately’
 A popular Dayton-based restaurant announced today that it has closed its Butler County location “effective immediately.” “It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate the West Chester community for all of the support they’ve shown us,” Milano’s Pizza, Subs & Taps wrote today via...

Posted: 2 days ago

A popular Dayton-based restaurant announced today that it has closed its Butler County location “effective immediately.” “It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate the West Chester community for all of the support they’ve shown us,” Milano’s Pizza, Subs & Taps wrote today via...
Butler County food manufacturer holding job fair this weekend
 A poultry processor and food product manufacturer looking to fill 100 positions at its Butler County location is holding a job fair this weekend. MORE: Butler County RV dealer hiring for new Trenton location Koch Foods will hold the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 4100 Port Union Road in Fairfield. Koch Foods plans to hire...

Posted: 2 days ago

A poultry processor and food product manufacturer looking to fill 100 positions at its Butler County location is holding a job fair this weekend. MORE: Butler County RV dealer hiring for new Trenton location Koch Foods will hold the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 4100 Port Union Road in Fairfield. Koch Foods plans to hire...
What happens when a mayor and a pastor swap jobs for the day? Fairfield found out.
 Fairfield Mayor Steve Miller, a longtime Tri-County Assembly of God parishioner, approached Pastor Brad Rosenberg with a novel idea about a month ago: Swap jobs for the day. Miller would become honorary pastor of the Fairfield-based congregation and Rosenberg would be named mayor for the day. MORE: Beer sales coming to new Fairfield Village...

Posted: 2 days ago

Fairfield Mayor Steve Miller, a longtime Tri-County Assembly of God parishioner, approached Pastor Brad Rosenberg with a novel idea about a month ago: Swap jobs for the day. Miller would become honorary pastor of the Fairfield-based congregation and Rosenberg would be named mayor for the day. MORE: Beer sales coming to new Fairfield Village...
Sample 16 food trucks THURSDAY at one Butler County event
 Food options abound Thursday, May 17, at the Spring Monroe Food Truck Fare. Presented by the city of Monroe and Monroe Police Department, the event takes places from 5 to 9 p.m. at Monroe Community Park, 500 South Main St. and feature 16 food trucks. MORE: New restaurant opens at former Red Onion location in Monroe The list includes Bone...

Posted: 3 days ago

Food options abound Thursday, May 17, at the Spring Monroe Food Truck Fare. Presented by the city of Monroe and Monroe Police Department, the event takes places from 5 to 9 p.m. at Monroe Community Park, 500 South Main St. and feature 16 food trucks. MORE: New restaurant opens at former Red Onion location in Monroe The list includes Bone...
More tech jobs coming to area with program’s expansion
 Another company is adding jobs to a growing public-private partnership that has expanded to its third campus in six years. L3 Technologies plans to occupy the entire fourth floor of the Triangle Office building at 5412 Courseview Drive in Mason, bringing between 80 to 100 employees according to Brian Perry, senior vice president of operations...

Posted: 3 days ago

Another company is adding jobs to a growing public-private partnership that has expanded to its third campus in six years. L3 Technologies plans to occupy the entire fourth floor of the Triangle Office building at 5412 Courseview Drive in Mason, bringing between 80 to 100 employees according to Brian Perry, senior vice president of operations...
Hamilton bar with history of homicide, drug trafficking torn down
 A Hamilton bar with a dangerous past is no more. Hard Times at 25 S. 7th St., was demolished over the past week. All that remained behind a safety fence Sunday was wreckage from the infamous watering hole, which was the site of a 2016 homicide and drug trafficking. The bar, which previously has been known as Whistle Stop Inn and Bill&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Hamilton bar with a dangerous past is no more. Hard Times at 25 S. 7th St., was demolished over the past week. All that remained behind a safety fence Sunday was wreckage from the infamous watering hole, which was the site of a 2016 homicide and drug trafficking. The bar, which previously has been known as Whistle Stop Inn and Bill&rsquo...