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

What you need to know: Auto parts manufacturer expanding in Monroe
 Illinois-based automotive parts manufacturer UGN Inc. has chosen Monroe to be the focus of its 2018 expansion efforts. The Warren County site at 201 Exploration Drive was selected over another in Valparaiso, Ind., following an announcement in February that UGN planned to expand at one of its two Midwest locations. Here are five things to...

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Illinois-based automotive parts manufacturer UGN Inc. has chosen Monroe to be the focus of its 2018 expansion efforts. The Warren County site at 201 Exploration Drive was selected over another in Valparaiso, Ind., following an announcement in February that UGN planned to expand at one of its two Midwest locations. Here are five things to...
Babysitting while you shop: Here’s the newest business coming to Liberty Center
 A new event space coming to Liberty Center will offer babysitting services when it’s not hosting parties. Sugar & Spice Spa/Event Center, which will be located inside The Foundry near Old Navy, offers planning, production, design and decor for all occasions and celebrations from weddings to birthday parties. When it’s not used...

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A new event space coming to Liberty Center will offer babysitting services when it’s not hosting parties. Sugar & Spice Spa/Event Center, which will be located inside The Foundry near Old Navy, offers planning, production, design and decor for all occasions and celebrations from weddings to birthday parties. When it’s not used...
Customers, coworkers will miss longtime Kroger employee
 For Craig Gordon, a 75-year-old West Chester Twp. man with special needs, work has always been a labor of love. That’s why his retirement July 16 after 17 years of working at the Beckett Ridge Kroger at 8238 Princeton-Glendale Road came as such a surprise to co-workers. “We were doing a survey (of employees earlier this year)...

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For Craig Gordon, a 75-year-old West Chester Twp. man with special needs, work has always been a labor of love. That’s why his retirement July 16 after 17 years of working at the Beckett Ridge Kroger at 8238 Princeton-Glendale Road came as such a surprise to co-workers. “We were doing a survey (of employees earlier this year)...
HIRING ALERT: Butler County Educational Service Center adding more than 50 new jobs
 The Butler County Educational Service Center plans to add dozens of new jobs this summer. Butler County ESC, 400 N. Erie Blvd., Hamilton, was established more than 100 years ago and serves as the central educational and service resource for schools, government agencies, families, children and the community. MORE: Never too late to look for...

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The Butler County Educational Service Center plans to add dozens of new jobs this summer. Butler County ESC, 400 N. Erie Blvd., Hamilton, was established more than 100 years ago and serves as the central educational and service resource for schools, government agencies, families, children and the community. MORE: Never too late to look for...
Sweet! New candy store opening this summer in Butler County
 The Candy Stache Sweets & More opens this summer at 7125 Liberty Centre Drive in Liberty Twp. Don’t confuse that address with Liberty Center itself. The new business is located just south of Ohio 129’s Cincinnati Dayton Road exit and less than one mile away from Liberty Center in the same shopping plaza as Liberty Sandwich Factory...

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The Candy Stache Sweets & More opens this summer at 7125 Liberty Centre Drive in Liberty Twp. Don’t confuse that address with Liberty Center itself. The new business is located just south of Ohio 129’s Cincinnati Dayton Road exit and less than one mile away from Liberty Center in the same shopping plaza as Liberty Sandwich Factory...
Fatal motorcycle crash in West Chester Twp. shuts down road
 A fatal crash at West Chester Road and Ridgemont Drive has shut down West Chester Road just east of U.S. 42. The crash happened around 4:45 p.m., dispatchers said. It involved a motorcycle that became trapped under a vehicle, according to scanner traffic. The Butler County Coroner’s Office is heading to the scene. A medic on scene is...

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A fatal crash at West Chester Road and Ridgemont Drive has shut down West Chester Road just east of U.S. 42. The crash happened around 4:45 p.m., dispatchers said. It involved a motorcycle that became trapped under a vehicle, according to scanner traffic. The Butler County Coroner’s Office is heading to the scene. A medic on scene is...
OSHA investigates after construction worker killed in Butler County
 Federal work safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Cincinnati man working on a new home construction job in Reily Twp. FIRST REPORT: Man dies after being electrocuted in Reily Twp. That man is 60-year-old Ramon P. Rangel-Luna, of Cincinnati, according to an autopsy report released Friday by the Butler County...

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Federal work safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Cincinnati man working on a new home construction job in Reily Twp. FIRST REPORT: Man dies after being electrocuted in Reily Twp. That man is 60-year-old Ramon P. Rangel-Luna, of Cincinnati, according to an autopsy report released Friday by the Butler County...
3 new businesses coming to Liberty Center
 Liberty Center announced Wednesday a series of new retail tenants that will open later this summer. MORE: Library opening new branch at Liberty Center The new stores include: Molly’s Cupcakes Known for its sweet treats in New York City and Chicago, Molly’s Cupcakes will open its first Ohio location at Liberty Center. Along with...

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Liberty Center announced Wednesday a series of new retail tenants that will open later this summer. MORE: Library opening new branch at Liberty Center The new stores include: Molly’s Cupcakes Known for its sweet treats in New York City and Chicago, Molly’s Cupcakes will open its first Ohio location at Liberty Center. Along with...
Auto parts supplier to expand Monroe facility, creating more than 100 jobs
 Illinois-based automotive parts manufacturer UGN Inc. has chosen Monroe to be the focus of its 2018 expansion efforts. The Warren County site was selected over another in Valparaiso, Ind., following an announcement in February that UGN planned to expand at one of its two Midwest locations. FIRST REPORT: Auto supplier considers adding 100...

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Illinois-based automotive parts manufacturer UGN Inc. has chosen Monroe to be the focus of its 2018 expansion efforts. The Warren County site was selected over another in Valparaiso, Ind., following an announcement in February that UGN planned to expand at one of its two Midwest locations. FIRST REPORT: Auto supplier considers adding 100...
Train-themed restaurant opens its new location in Fairfield
 A business that opened Monday in Fairfield is the second incarnation of a popular local restaurant. Lindenwald Station got its start on Pleasant Avenue in Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood, with the train-themed family diner becoming a popular mainstay in its six years there. Fairfield residents and co-owners Mike and Donna Cooper...

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A business that opened Monday in Fairfield is the second incarnation of a popular local restaurant. Lindenwald Station got its start on Pleasant Avenue in Hamilton’s Lindenwald neighborhood, with the train-themed family diner becoming a popular mainstay in its six years there. Fairfield residents and co-owners Mike and Donna Cooper...