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Cleveland Institute of Music launches center focused on business skills
The Center for Innovative Musicianship will help students learn skills like audience engagement and fundraising.
Invacare Corp. says it's ready for FDA to re-inspect its Elyria facilities
The medical products maker says it has fulfilled the last two requirements needed to trigger that inspection. During that inspection, Invacare aims to show the FDA that its has fixed the quality control systems that have improved and that it is ready to resume full manufacturing operations in Elyria.
The Browns' draft maneuvers make sense, but when will they stop punting on the QBs?
The Browns turned the rights to Carson Wentz, plus three picks in the No. 139-176 range, into eight players, plus a second-rounder in 2017 and two high draft picks next year. But Cody Kessler is still the best they have at quarterback.
Browns select Myles Garrett first overall in NFL draft
The Texas A&M defensive end is the second non-quarterback ever taken by the Browns at No. 1 overall. And instead of taking a QB, the Browns traded the 12th overall choice to Houston for the No. 25 selection and a 2018 first-rounder. They used the 25th pick on Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers.
Lincoln Electric to buy Air Liquide Welding for $125 million
The deal for the French company is expected to close in the second half of 2017.
Summer arts and culture series set for Public Square
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture said the program, Arts & Culture in the Square, will take place from May to August. All events will be free and open to the public. They will highlight the work of local artists and small to midsize organizations.
Motley crew: Akron police seek 4 suspects, one with ‘messy hair,’ in jewelry store robbery, shooting

Akron police suspect a team of four people — including a woman driving a get-away car — were behind a robbery and shooting at an East Exchange Street jewelry store Thursday evening on the edge of the University of Akron campus.

Police said the found the silver Chevy Impala used in the 8 p.m. heist of Sam’s Emporium about six hours later near the intersection of Copley Road and Nome Avenue on the west side of the city.

Investigators described the suspects involved like this:

— White man, 20-25 years-old, 5’10”– 6’2”, 160–170 lbs., with blonde messy hair and a beard and moustache. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray jogging pants and black shoes. The man, who had a handgun, has a birth mark or mole on the left side of his face.

— Black man with dark skin, 20–25 years-old, 5’10”–6’2”, 140–150 lbs., wearing a black mask, a black, hooded sweatshirt with blue stripes, black pants and black shoes.

— Black man with dark skin, 20–25 years old, 5’10”–6’2”, 170 lbs., wearing a black mask, a black, hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

— Black woman, no further description, was driving the car

Police said the three men, armed with handguns and an axe, entered Sam’s Emporium, 468 E. Exchange, about 8 p.m.

Two of the men used the axe to smash glass jewelry cases and then grabbed miscellaneous jewelry.

During the robbery, a 50 year-old jeweler emerged from the store’s back room and one of the robbers fired shot toward him as the group fled.

The whole thing happened in less than 20 seconds.

Beacon Journal news partner WEWS News 5 reported that the bullet hit the jeweler’s Citizen watch, ricocheted and split a gash about 6-inches long into his forearm. The jeweler Friday was in surgery and is expected to recover.

Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts Cleveland woman to pull gun

CLEVELAND: Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son’s hair.

Cleveland.com says a police report says the woman threatened the barber at a barber school April 14.

Police say the woman complained several times before pulling a handgun from her purse and pointing it at the barber, telling him, “I got two clips. I’ll pop you.” The police say the woman put the gun back after another employee came over to calm her down.

The barber was able to finish the haircut and the woman left with her two children afterward.

WJW-TV reports surveillance video captured images of the woman and authorities are asking for help identifying her.

Healthy eatery and a Columbus-area barbecue joint coming to Fairlawn

FAIRLAWN: CoreLife Eatery and City Barbecue are coming to the community.

The developer who plans to tear down the two aging Wyant buildings on West Market Street and construct a new restaurant and retail complex in their place has submitted paperwork to the city identifying the two chains as future tenants.

Development Management Group of Nashville, Tenn., is seeking final approval from the city Planning Commission for the project at 2858 and 2872 W. Market St. A meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. May 11.

The $1 million project involves building a 9,280-square-foot structure that would house the restaurants at opposite ends and an unidentified retail store in the middle.

“We’re very happy to have them and wish them success here,” Mayor Bill Roth said Friday.

Neither CoreLife nor City Barbecue has a location in the Akron-Canton area. Roth noted that many chains like to use Fairlawn as a test market because of the demographics.

CoreLife, which opened its first location in Syracuse, N.Y., in 2015, offers salad, grain and broth bowls, advertising itself as a healthy restaurant for active lifestyles. It says its fresh ingredients are free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, other artificial additives and GMOs.

City Barbecue, which began in 1999 in Columbus, offers barbecue meats. The chain operates 35 locations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina, according to its website. None are in Northeast Ohio.

Neither restaurant chain could be reached for comment.

Rick Armon can be reached at 330-996-3569 or rarmon@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @armonrickABJ .

ODOT postpones Akron highway work

The Ohio Department of Transportation has postponed highway work on Interstate 77 in Akron this weekend because of expected poor weather.

The work will be delayed one week, the state agency said.

ODOT plans to close lanes and ramps on I-77 and Interstate 76 as it makes pavement repairs along northbound I-77. The work is part of a $2.2 million project to make concrete pavement repairs on the highway. The project is scheduled to be completed by August.

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