Five people have been arrested in connection with the slaying of popular local bar owner Jim Brennan, who was shot at his Cleveland Heights establishment, Brennan's Colony and Tavern, earlier this week. He died from his injuries on Monday at MetroHealth Hospital.
Cleveland.com reports that five people have been arrested, between the ages of 20 and 23, who either have "information and/or are believed to be involved" in the fatal shooting.
Names have not been released, and charges have not yet been filed, but both will likely happen in the next few days.
Police said Brennan was shot when two people broke into his Lee Rd. restaurant on Monday, likely searching for cash.
Clevelanders east to west have been mourning his loss this week, with hundreds gathering for a vigil on Tuesday night, while area business owners pooled money to create a $25,000 reward for information on Brennan's killers.
While police do have five suspects in custody, anyone with additional information is asked to contact Cleveland Heights police at (216) 291-4987.
Update (posted 6/30/2014 at 5:00 p.m.): NewsNet5 confirms that Brennan's Colony owner Jim Brennan has died at MetroHealth Hospital.
Originally posted: 4:35 p.m.
The owner of the popular Cleveland Heights bar Brennan's Colony and Tavern was shot earlier this afternoon during an alleged robbery, and has been taken to MetroHealth Hospital.
Details are fairly scarce, though Fox 8 reports two people entered the bar, located on Lee Rd. and Silsby Rd., declared there was a hold-up, and took Jim Brennan to the basement where he was shot.
Police are currently searching for suspects, and details on Brennan's condition have not been released.
Cleveland's own Bobby Womack passed away over the weekend at the age of 70. We've read plenty of words since that sad news hit, but we're partial to this eulogy from GQ. Do read it. Listen to some Womack while you do. You won't be sorry.
If Womack had been blessed with a perfect instrument like Cooke or Redding, he might never have found his way to such a rich, knotty view of his subject matter. His sound changed with the times; he was mainstream enough to enjoy chart success but adventurous enough to get in deep with Sly Stone and record a country album because he believed in the songs. He was never reduced to self-parody and even toward the end, with 2012's The Bravest Man in the Universe, he continued to push himself. (Click here to listen to one stand-out track, "Please Forgive My Heart.") If he had a formula, it was in the territory he covered, the many ways he found over the years of convincing us that love was worth all the trouble it caused.
Medina's been a flashpoint of sorts for open carry and CCW folks. There have been marches and demonstrations and this, the odd sight of a shirtless dude in flip flops packing a rifle on his back towing along his two daughters. This pic hit the front page of Reddit last week (there are some details in the comments, and it looks like there was a gun show this dapper dad might have patronized). Either way: Medina, America!
“I’m going to see my fourth favorite Beatle,” said one fan on her way to last night’s Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band concert at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Her remark didn’t come off as an insult, but it did speak to the fact that Starr certainly doesn’t represent the Liverpool band’s legacy to the same extent as former Beatle Paul McCartney, who’s out playing stadiums and arenas while Starr could only manage to fill about three quarters of Jacobs Pavilion. Still, by vigorously emphasizing his message of peace and love, Starr proved to be quite endearing in a two-hour concert with his All-Starrs, a band that features Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.
With a packed Kent Stage audience hanging on his every word, Sam Beam and his four piece band, otherwise known as Iron & Wine, worked through songs from his decade long catalog last night, making the intimate show feel like a memorable living room performance. Iron & Wine has been stopping in Northeast Ohio since the mid-2000s, and with every tour comes a different arrangement of musicians and songs. Last night’s performance featured Beam’s hushed melodies with reworked arrangements making many of his album’s gems feel like a joyous journey rather than a static destination.
Thrifty local shoppers jonesin' for solid summer bargains are in luck: The fifth annual CityWide Street Sale is taking over Lakewood this weekend, and nearly 200 vendors are participating.
Expect dozens of Detroit Avenue shops spilling out onto the sidewalks, offering up steals on everything from seasonal wines, to summer scents, and name-brand accessories, while local homeowners set up garage sales with all sorts of tantalizing trinkets.
If you've never been, it's quite a sight to behold, and there's always some amusing bargain banter going on. Go see for yourself. And bring cash.
The sale runs through Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ish). Find a complete list of participating vendors, and their locations here.
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