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

Packaging company hiring as many as 50 at Butler County location
 Novolex, a leading North American packaging company, is hiring for its operations in Butler County. The company has nearly 7,000 employees at 46 locations across North America and one in Europe. Brands deal in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications and focus on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store,...

Posted: 4 hours ago

Novolex, a leading North American packaging company, is hiring for its operations in Butler County. The company has nearly 7,000 employees at 46 locations across North America and one in Europe. Brands deal in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications and focus on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store,...
Café giving away free burger TODAY to celebrate Earth Day
 Northstar Café is celebrating its 14th Earth Day today by giving away a free vegetable burger. The giveaway starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. at all Northstar locations, including Liberty Center, Easton and Westerville, as well as Beechwold and Short North. The restaurant’s signature burger is made...

Posted: 5 hours ago

Northstar Café is celebrating its 14th Earth Day today by giving away a free vegetable burger. The giveaway starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. at all Northstar locations, including Liberty Center, Easton and Westerville, as well as Beechwold and Short North. The restaurant’s signature burger is made...
This Monroe company’s rapid growth is impacting Butler County on several levels
 A Butler County company is adding jobs and upgrading its equipment following another year of double-digit sales growth. Deceuninck North America, which produces energy-efficient vinyl window and door systems, and composite applications for the building and construction industry, has experienced double digit growth for the past five years...

Posted: 8 hours ago

A Butler County company is adding jobs and upgrading its equipment following another year of double-digit sales growth. Deceuninck North America, which produces energy-efficient vinyl window and door systems, and composite applications for the building and construction industry, has experienced double digit growth for the past five years...
New restrooms, concession area at one of Butler County’s busiest parks
 The opening of a new fieldhouse at MetroParks of Butler County’s Voice of America Athletic Field Complex is good news for not only athletes, but for the area. The UC Health-West Chester Hospital Fieldhouse provides a concession area, restrooms, a trainer’s room and second floor press box just to the west of the center nine fields...

Posted: a day ago

The opening of a new fieldhouse at MetroParks of Butler County’s Voice of America Athletic Field Complex is good news for not only athletes, but for the area. The UC Health-West Chester Hospital Fieldhouse provides a concession area, restrooms, a trainer’s room and second floor press box just to the west of the center nine fields...
ALDI just announced a new grocery store is coming to Butler County. Find out where
 No-frills grocery discount chain ALDI has submitted plans to build a new location in Fairfield. Officials with the grocery chain have received approvals from the city’s Design and Review Committee and Planning Commission to build a new 22,000-square-foot store on a 2.25-acre lot at the corner of Pleasant Avenue and Patterson Boulevard...

Posted: a day ago

No-frills grocery discount chain ALDI has submitted plans to build a new location in Fairfield. Officials with the grocery chain have received approvals from the city’s Design and Review Committee and Planning Commission to build a new 22,000-square-foot store on a 2.25-acre lot at the corner of Pleasant Avenue and Patterson Boulevard...
Hamilton store that recently expanded is shutting down Saturday
 Serendipity on Main will close its doors for the final time on Saturday. “It’s time to retire so we’re moving on to other pastures,” the business posted to Facebook. “Thanks for all the support we’ve received from Hamilton and the surrounding area!” Serendipity’s nearly two-year run on...

Posted: 2 days ago

Serendipity on Main will close its doors for the final time on Saturday. “It’s time to retire so we’re moving on to other pastures,” the business posted to Facebook. “Thanks for all the support we’ve received from Hamilton and the surrounding area!” Serendipity’s nearly two-year run on...
Liberty Center steakhouse reopens after six-month closure
 Rodizio Grill reopened its Liberty Center location Monday. The restaurant is now under franchise ownership of George Chaposky, who has been operating Rodizio Grill in Columbus for nearly six years. Located at 7630 Gibson St. inside the mega retail and dining destination Liberty Center, the restaurant in October said it was closing for renovations...

Posted: 2 days ago

Rodizio Grill reopened its Liberty Center location Monday. The restaurant is now under franchise ownership of George Chaposky, who has been operating Rodizio Grill in Columbus for nearly six years. Located at 7630 Gibson St. inside the mega retail and dining destination Liberty Center, the restaurant in October said it was closing for renovations...
Butler County, Cincinnati shops offer deals for Record Store Day
 Record Store Day is Saturday and a number of local stores, two of them in Butler County, have special deals planned to celebrate the occasion. Here’s a look at five Butler County and Cincinnati stores where you can, as vinyl advocates Pearl Jam put it, “Spin the Black Circle.” MORE: Nostalgia for vinyl? Hamilton store&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Record Store Day is Saturday and a number of local stores, two of them in Butler County, have special deals planned to celebrate the occasion. Here’s a look at five Butler County and Cincinnati stores where you can, as vinyl advocates Pearl Jam put it, “Spin the Black Circle.” MORE: Nostalgia for vinyl? Hamilton store&rsquo...
Jungle Jim’s to unveil new attraction: It’s top secret, but here are a few clues
 Jungle Jim’s International Market will unveil a “sweet” new something on Saturday — but the surprise is staying under under wraps until then.  The secret-for-now item will become part of the store’s permanent decor on Saturday, which also happens to be National Jelly Bean Day.  Here’s what the...

Posted: 4 days ago

Jungle Jim’s International Market will unveil a “sweet” new something on Saturday — but the surprise is staying under under wraps until then.  The secret-for-now item will become part of the store’s permanent decor on Saturday, which also happens to be National Jelly Bean Day.  Here’s what the...
Grocery chain to remodel Hamilton, Middletown stores
 No-frills grocer ALDI is working to remodel its area locations with changes it says will give shoppers a smarter, faster and easier shopping experience. Fresh off the expansion, remodeling and reopening of its West Chester Twp. location, ALDI is now doing the same to its Hamilton location, which opened at 1431 Main St. in 1995 and was last...

Posted: 4 days ago

No-frills grocer ALDI is working to remodel its area locations with changes it says will give shoppers a smarter, faster and easier shopping experience. Fresh off the expansion, remodeling and reopening of its West Chester Twp. location, ALDI is now doing the same to its Hamilton location, which opened at 1431 Main St. in 1995 and was last...