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Mara Bochart hold a purse with one of her designs made by local artist Sue Obrad of Akron in the Shine Living Gallery within the River City Gift Shops complex Friday in Copley Township. Bochart says she is inspired by God in creating her photo collages using photos, found objects and biblical scripture. (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.