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Akron Assistant Police Chief Charles Brown talks about crime in Akron and encouraging people to come forward if they see wrong doings while making a presentation at the Robert K. Plaff Transit Center on in Akron in this June 5, 2013 file photo. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
INDEPENDENCE: At the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road, models strutted down a makeshift runway in one of the hotel’s ballrooms. At the end of the runway, they gave a twirl and a smile as they lifted their shirt or reached in their bag to reveal a pistol, tucked away safely out of view.