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

Multiple Butler County companies holding hiring events next week
 TruGreen, a $1.3 billion North America premier lawn care company with a 40-year history in lawn service, is hiring 12 new employees. The company has operations in approximately 46 states, 240 branch locations, 78 satellite locations and a fleet of more than 8,300 vehicles. TruGreen has more than 14,000 associates and says it is a company...

Posted: 10 hours ago

TruGreen, a $1.3 billion North America premier lawn care company with a 40-year history in lawn service, is hiring 12 new employees. The company has operations in approximately 46 states, 240 branch locations, 78 satellite locations and a fleet of more than 8,300 vehicles. TruGreen has more than 14,000 associates and says it is a company...
Faster patient care: New system lets Butler County first responders update hospitals quicker
 Premier Health is partnering with EMS agencies across Southwest Ohio to relay patient information more rapidly between hospitals and first responders. The health system is the first in the region to roll out the new interface, which allows first responders to directly enter medical information collected in the field or during transport into...

Posted: a day ago

Premier Health is partnering with EMS agencies across Southwest Ohio to relay patient information more rapidly between hospitals and first responders. The health system is the first in the region to roll out the new interface, which allows first responders to directly enter medical information collected in the field or during transport into...
Convenience store employees paid people to steal baby formula in scheme to resell it, feds say
 Three Butler County men were arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents Friday are searching a Liberty Township home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Township.; Khalil Jaghama of...

Posted: a day ago

Three Butler County men were arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents Friday are searching a Liberty Township home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Township.; Khalil Jaghama of...
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...
Court docs detail FBI investigation into alleged stolen baby formula scheme 
 Three men allegedly used drug addicts to steal from retailers in Butler and Hamilton counties, going as far as requesting specific types of baby formula, and then shipped the stolen goods to other parts of the country, according to federal court documents. Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West Chester Twp.; and Jasser...

Posted: 2 days ago

Three men allegedly used drug addicts to steal from retailers in Butler and Hamilton counties, going as far as requesting specific types of baby formula, and then shipped the stolen goods to other parts of the country, according to federal court documents. Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West Chester Twp.; and Jasser...
Kings Island close to finishing new dorm for commuting employees
 People from out of the area interested in working at Kings Island are closer than ever to an option that will save them the time it would take to commute. Construction on a new associate dormitory facility that will open in May at the 364-acre theme park is nearing completion. One Team Village will house 400 associates during the park&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

People from out of the area interested in working at Kings Island are closer than ever to an option that will save them the time it would take to commute. Construction on a new associate dormitory facility that will open in May at the 364-acre theme park is nearing completion. One Team Village will house 400 associates during the park&rsquo...
FBI search of Liberty Twp. home related to stolen baby formula charges
 Three Butler County men have been arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents this morning are searching a Liberty Twp. home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West...

Posted: 2 days ago

Three Butler County men have been arrested and charged in a stolen baby formula conspiracy case. FBI agents this morning are searching a Liberty Twp. home in connection to that investigation, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati. The men were identified as Khalil Yacub, 44, of Liberty Twp.; Khalil Jaghama of West...
Chili beer? It’s a thing in Cincinnati, and just in time for National Chili Day
 Taft’s Brewing Company is teaming up with Gold Star Chili to host a party Feb. 28 in celebration of National Chili Day. Taft’s is brewing a Cincy Chili Porter, a limited-time Gold Star Chili-inspired brew featuring the popular Maverick Chocolate Porter with added Gold Star spices like cinnamon and dried chiles. Those looking to...

Posted: 3 days ago

Taft’s Brewing Company is teaming up with Gold Star Chili to host a party Feb. 28 in celebration of National Chili Day. Taft’s is brewing a Cincy Chili Porter, a limited-time Gold Star Chili-inspired brew featuring the popular Maverick Chocolate Porter with added Gold Star spices like cinnamon and dried chiles. Those looking to...
Business owners react to possible drinking outdoors and inside shops at Liberty Center
 Businesses that would be directly impacted by a proposed outdoor drinking area at Liberty Center said they see positives to the latest move by an area community to let patrons consume alcohol outdoors. If approved, people who visit places like Cantina Laredo and Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern and other restaurants in the $350 million mixed...

Posted: 3 days ago

Businesses that would be directly impacted by a proposed outdoor drinking area at Liberty Center said they see positives to the latest move by an area community to let patrons consume alcohol outdoors. If approved, people who visit places like Cantina Laredo and Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern and other restaurants in the $350 million mixed...
Cincinnati company with West Chester site makes ‘best companies to work for’ list
 Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics has been named among the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. The list is an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplaces cultures according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. TQL ranked 84th on the list. It previously placed 49th on the Best...

Posted: 4 days ago

Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics has been named among the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. The list is an annual ranking of companies with outstanding workplaces cultures according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. TQL ranked 84th on the list. It previously placed 49th on the Best...
Dozens of hours gone: Time lost to Cincinnati-area traffic is growing, study says
 Cincinnati area traffic is bad, and it’s not getting better just yet. That’s according to an annual benchmark congestion study, which lists the city and region as 36th worst in the United States, with motorists spending an average of 60 hours per year stuck in traffic. But that’s nowhere near as bad as is it is Boston, Washington...

Posted: 5 days ago

Cincinnati area traffic is bad, and it’s not getting better just yet. That’s according to an annual benchmark congestion study, which lists the city and region as 36th worst in the United States, with motorists spending an average of 60 hours per year stuck in traffic. But that’s nowhere near as bad as is it is Boston, Washington...