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After spending months helping Cleveland police evaluate which patrol bike to buy for this summer’s Republican National Convention, a Northeast Ohio bicycle shop manager says he feels betrayed.

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Akron businesses are gearing up for an influx of visitors this summer as Cleveland hosts the Republican National Convention.

The RNC will be based at The Q, but Akron business leaders expect that convention-goers will want to see more than just downtown Cleveland.

Bars and restaurants in Summit County have until next month to apply for expanded liquor licenses during the RNC, which would allow alcohol to be served until 4 a.m. Security consultant Tom Lekan says mixing drinks and lots of people will create a lot of extra work.