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

One of Butler County’s best-known fundraising events is changing for its 13th year
 The 13th annual Shamrock Shuffle is about more than just having a good time. It also benefits the area groups that participate in it. Scheduled for March 9 in West Chester Twp., the event features 5K/10K event races that start at 9 a.m., and a Community Block Party that continues until noon, hosting more than 5,000 attendees on The Square...

Posted: 10 hours ago

The 13th annual Shamrock Shuffle is about more than just having a good time. It also benefits the area groups that participate in it. Scheduled for March 9 in West Chester Twp., the event features 5K/10K event races that start at 9 a.m., and a Community Block Party that continues until noon, hosting more than 5,000 attendees on The Square...
Local retailer will soon open its third location in Butler County
 A local running retailer “committed to inspiring and empowering the runner in everyone” plans to open a third location this spring in Butler County. Fleet Feet Cincinnati is set to open at 7661 Voice of America Drive in West Chester Twp.’s Voice of America Centre shopping plaza, according to co-owners Frank and Stacey DeJulius...

Posted: 12 hours ago

A local running retailer “committed to inspiring and empowering the runner in everyone” plans to open a third location this spring in Butler County. Fleet Feet Cincinnati is set to open at 7661 Voice of America Drive in West Chester Twp.’s Voice of America Centre shopping plaza, according to co-owners Frank and Stacey DeJulius...
Company hiring for more than 85 new positions in West Chester, Springdale
 A health and well-being company is hiring more than 85 full-time employees in southern Ohio at its Humana Pharmacy dispensing facility in West Chester Twp. and its call center in Springdale. Humana Pharmacy is Humana Inc.’s mail-delivery pharmacy service. The convenience of mail delivery and continued growth of Humana’s health...

Posted: a day ago

A health and well-being company is hiring more than 85 full-time employees in southern Ohio at its Humana Pharmacy dispensing facility in West Chester Twp. and its call center in Springdale. Humana Pharmacy is Humana Inc.’s mail-delivery pharmacy service. The convenience of mail delivery and continued growth of Humana’s health...
What you’re saying: What’s the best pizza in Butler County?
 Last week, we published a story about 6 longtime Butler County pizza places for National Pizza Day. On Facebook, we asked for your thoughts on your favorite spots for pizza. There were no shortage of replies. Here’s a look at the thoughts from commenters throughout Butler County:

Posted: 2 days ago

Last week, we published a story about 6 longtime Butler County pizza places for National Pizza Day. On Facebook, we asked for your thoughts on your favorite spots for pizza. There were no shortage of replies. Here’s a look at the thoughts from commenters throughout Butler County:
After 2 layoffs, she started a business. Now it’s one of the most unique in Hamilton.
 A new downtown Hamilton business provides a variety of balloon ideas for numerous occasions. Balloon Gallery & Gifts recently opened at 228 High St., in front of the The American Cape, a sculpture that depicts Alexander Hamilton. “Balloons used to be known as either a helium balloon on a string or a simple balloon animal,” said...

Posted: 2 days ago

A new downtown Hamilton business provides a variety of balloon ideas for numerous occasions. Balloon Gallery & Gifts recently opened at 228 High St., in front of the The American Cape, a sculpture that depicts Alexander Hamilton. “Balloons used to be known as either a helium balloon on a string or a simple balloon animal,” said...
‘American Ninja Warrior’ to film outside in downtown Cincinnati this spring
 Three-time Emmy Award-nominated NBC series “American Ninja Warrior” will film in Cincinnati this spring. The popular obstacle course competition series will shoot in six cities this season, including downtown Cincinnati. Filming in Cincinnati is expected to take place from 9 p.m. through 2 a.m. May 24 and May 25 along Second Street...

Posted: 3 days ago

Three-time Emmy Award-nominated NBC series “American Ninja Warrior” will film in Cincinnati this spring. The popular obstacle course competition series will shoot in six cities this season, including downtown Cincinnati. Filming in Cincinnati is expected to take place from 9 p.m. through 2 a.m. May 24 and May 25 along Second Street...
West Chester sports bar repairing, renovating following partial ceiling collapse
 A Butler County sports bar and restaurant is working to re-open following weeks of repairs and renovation, officials said. Fricker’s at 7844 Kingland Drive in West Chester Twp. was evacuated the afternoon of Jan. 22 when a sprinkler line ruptured, collapsing a part of the ceiling and causing water damage inside the restaurant. MORE...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Butler County sports bar and restaurant is working to re-open following weeks of repairs and renovation, officials said. Fricker’s at 7844 Kingland Drive in West Chester Twp. was evacuated the afternoon of Jan. 22 when a sprinkler line ruptured, collapsing a part of the ceiling and causing water damage inside the restaurant. MORE...
Big highway changes revolutionizing travel, business in southwest Ohio
 A new $40 million full-access interchange system along Interstate 71 in Warren County is aimed at increasing economic growth and providing easier access for area businesses and residents. It is the latest new or expanded interchange launched throughout the region, and they have served as catalysts for growth, sparking retail, medical, lodging...

Posted: 4 days ago

A new $40 million full-access interchange system along Interstate 71 in Warren County is aimed at increasing economic growth and providing easier access for area businesses and residents. It is the latest new or expanded interchange launched throughout the region, and they have served as catalysts for growth, sparking retail, medical, lodging...
A new Warren County highway interchange just opened to improve travel, access to businesses
 A new $40 million full-access interchange system opening today along Interstate 71 in Warren County is aimed at increasing economic growth and providing easier access for area businesses and residents. The new ramps are making their debut at I-71 and Western Row Road four months ahead of schedule, completing the interchange with both on and...

Posted: 5 days ago

A new $40 million full-access interchange system opening today along Interstate 71 in Warren County is aimed at increasing economic growth and providing easier access for area businesses and residents. The new ramps are making their debut at I-71 and Western Row Road four months ahead of schedule, completing the interchange with both on and...
Huge new West Chester logistics center is already nearly full, signaling region’s economic growth
 A large Butler County logistics facility is almost full less than a year after its completion, another sign of the area’s continuing economic growth. The first building at Jacquemin Logistics Center in West Chester Twp. started construction in the fall of 2017 and was completed by last spring. A second building was ready by early summer...

Posted: 6 days ago

A large Butler County logistics facility is almost full less than a year after its completion, another sign of the area’s continuing economic growth. The first building at Jacquemin Logistics Center in West Chester Twp. started construction in the fall of 2017 and was completed by last spring. A second building was ready by early summer...
1 injured, pulled from vehicle after car slams into tree in Hamilton
 A single-vehicle crash in Hamilton this morning has injured one person. The incident happened at 11:27 a.m., when a Chevy Malibu slid off the road and slammed into a tree on South Washington Boulevard near Hyde Park Drive. It appears the driver’s side door received the brunt of the damage in the crash, officials said. Hamilton Fire...

Posted: 6 days ago

A single-vehicle crash in Hamilton this morning has injured one person. The incident happened at 11:27 a.m., when a Chevy Malibu slid off the road and slammed into a tree on South Washington Boulevard near Hyde Park Drive. It appears the driver’s side door received the brunt of the damage in the crash, officials said. Hamilton Fire...