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

Miami Valley Gaming hiring for upcoming racing season
 Miami Valley Gaming is looking to fill more than 30 open full-time and part-time positions with an additional 20 seasonal positions for its upcoming racing season. Varied areas of business at the facility at 6000 Ohio 63 in Turtlecreek Twp.    include gaming, food-and-beverage, marketing and security. Positions available include...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Miami Valley Gaming is looking to fill more than 30 open full-time and part-time positions with an additional 20 seasonal positions for its upcoming racing season. Varied areas of business at the facility at 6000 Ohio 63 in Turtlecreek Twp.    include gaming, food-and-beverage, marketing and security. Positions available include...
TriHealth opens Priority Care location in Butler County
 TriHealth has opened its fourth Priority Care location in the Oxford McCullough-Hyde Medical Building at 5151 Morning Sun Road. TriHealth Priority Care provides unscheduled, walk-in care for non-emergency illness and injuries. The facility was an existing urgent care that was open on weekends, and TriHealth rebranded it as a Priority Care...

Posted: a day ago

TriHealth has opened its fourth Priority Care location in the Oxford McCullough-Hyde Medical Building at 5151 Morning Sun Road. TriHealth Priority Care provides unscheduled, walk-in care for non-emergency illness and injuries. The facility was an existing urgent care that was open on weekends, and TriHealth rebranded it as a Priority Care...
Bob Evans abruptly shuts down Butler County location
 Bob Evans at 4646 Dixie Highway closed last week without warning. The restaurant’s former phone number now tells customers the number has been changed to 614-491-2225, the number for Bob Evans’ corporate headquarters in New Albany. As of Saturday, the company had removed all signage posted on and in front of the building...

Posted: 2 days ago

Bob Evans at 4646 Dixie Highway closed last week without warning. The restaurant’s former phone number now tells customers the number has been changed to 614-491-2225, the number for Bob Evans’ corporate headquarters in New Albany. As of Saturday, the company had removed all signage posted on and in front of the building...
Victim in fatal Fairfield crash identified
 A woman who died over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield has been identified. Gina M. Winkle, 39, of Fairfield, was driving in the 3900 block of River Road at approximately 4:50 a.m. Sunday when her vehicle struck a concrete wall and a tree, fire officials said. Winkle, who was the only occupant in the car, was found to be...

Posted: 2 days ago

A woman who died over the weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield has been identified. Gina M. Winkle, 39, of Fairfield, was driving in the 3900 block of River Road at approximately 4:50 a.m. Sunday when her vehicle struck a concrete wall and a tree, fire officials said. Winkle, who was the only occupant in the car, was found to be...
Jungle Jim’s spices it up with new theme for Weekend of Fire
 Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Weekend of Fire is adding a fiesta-inspired twist to the 12th installment of its popular Weekend of Fire. The annual festival, a sampling show dedicated to spicy foods like hot sauces, barbecue sauces, salsas, and other condiments, runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct...

Posted: 3 days ago

Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Weekend of Fire is adding a fiesta-inspired twist to the 12th installment of its popular Weekend of Fire. The annual festival, a sampling show dedicated to spicy foods like hot sauces, barbecue sauces, salsas, and other condiments, runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct...
Middletown restaurants: 7 places you must try this year
 Looking for place to dine out in Middletown? Here are seven places  to try: The modest, focused menu at Gracie’s, 1131 Central Ave., features Crispy Pimento Cheese Balls, Deviled Eggs and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Citrus Aioli among its starters. Starting next week, the fall menu will introduce a Flat Iron Steak and see...

Posted: 3 days ago

Looking for place to dine out in Middletown? Here are seven places to try: The modest, focused menu at Gracie’s, 1131 Central Ave., features Crispy Pimento Cheese Balls, Deviled Eggs and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Citrus Aioli among its starters. Starting next week, the fall menu will introduce a Flat Iron Steak and see...
Woman dies in single-vehicle crash in Fairfield
 A woman died earlier today in a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield Police responded to the 3000 block of River Road near Bedford Avenue at approximately 4:50 a.m., according to Fairfield Police Department. The female driver, who was the only occupant in the car, was found to be pinned in the vehicle. RELATE:D 2 drivers arrested during saturation...

Posted: 3 days ago

A woman died earlier today in a single-vehicle crash in Fairfield Police responded to the 3000 block of River Road near Bedford Avenue at approximately 4:50 a.m., according to Fairfield Police Department. The female driver, who was the only occupant in the car, was found to be pinned in the vehicle. RELATE:D 2 drivers arrested during saturation...
Home sales tick up in Butler County, dip in Warren County
 Home sales are ticking up in Butler County through and including August compared to last year and dipping in Warren County — two changes that are likely the result of a limited availability of homes, according to real estate experts. Butler County home sales through August saw an almost 5.1 percent increase compared to the same time...

Posted: 5 days ago

Home sales are ticking up in Butler County through and including August compared to last year and dipping in Warren County — two changes that are likely the result of a limited availability of homes, according to real estate experts. Butler County home sales through August saw an almost 5.1 percent increase compared to the same time...
MillerCoors’ Butler County brewery joins Hurricane Florence relief efforts
 MillerCoors is donating 200,000 cans of water this week to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. In partnership with American Red Cross and area food banks, the water cans will be distributed at the Red Cross and community shelters. The water is canned at the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery at 2525 Wayne Madison Road in Butler County’s...

Posted: 6 days ago

MillerCoors is donating 200,000 cans of water this week to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. In partnership with American Red Cross and area food banks, the water cans will be distributed at the Red Cross and community shelters. The water is canned at the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery at 2525 Wayne Madison Road in Butler County’s...
New management consulting firm founders have local, international ties
 Two local business leaders are teaming up to launch a management consulting firm for small and mid-size advanced manufacturing companies. Yannick Schilly, the former COO of advanced automation technology company Festo, and Anne Cappel, the former executive director of the European American Chamber of Commerce, are basing Altix Consulting...

Posted: 6 days ago

Two local business leaders are teaming up to launch a management consulting firm for small and mid-size advanced manufacturing companies. Yannick Schilly, the former COO of advanced automation technology company Festo, and Anne Cappel, the former executive director of the European American Chamber of Commerce, are basing Altix Consulting...
Traffic slow along Cincinnati Dayton Road as crews repair water main break
 Traffic on southbound Cincinnati Dayton Road, just south of the Ohio 129 interchange is reduced to one lane for about 50 yards as work crews finish repairing the water main break. The lane is expected to reopen by Thursday afternoon, according to the Butler County Engineer’s Office. Rush hour delays are possible so motorists are advised...

Posted: 7 days ago

Traffic on southbound Cincinnati Dayton Road, just south of the Ohio 129 interchange is reduced to one lane for about 50 yards as work crews finish repairing the water main break. The lane is expected to reopen by Thursday afternoon, according to the Butler County Engineer’s Office. Rush hour delays are possible so motorists are advised...