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Rose Bartolomucci, president and CEO of Towpath Credit Union stands at the entrance of the Fairlawn branch. The Towpath Credit Union merged wit TeleCommunity Credit Union in 2011. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Taina Guilfu-Diaz (left) a teller at the Towpath Credit Union assists member Joyce Miraman of Akron at the Fairlawn branch. Even though the number of credit unions are falling, membership is on the rise. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Rose Bartolomucci, president and CEO of Towpath Credit Union stands at the entrance of the Fairlawn branch. Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
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.