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* (1/28/09)--Two Pennsylvania credit union CEOs--Carrie Wood of Timberland FCU, Du Bois, and Diane Kendrick of Priority First CU, Brookville--outlined the credit union difference as guest speakers on WCED Radio's "Community News with Gary Stormer." The program is sponsored byLt. Gov. Joe Scarnati, a former state senator. They discussed the origination of credit unions, membership eligibility at both credit unions, and advantages of credit union membership versus going to other financial institutions. they also dispelled myths about credit union membership and share insurance (Life is a Highway Jan. 27) … * CINCINNATI, PIKETON and BROOK PARK, Ohio (1/28/09)--Three Ohio credit unions have changed their names. Atomic Employees CU, Piketon, simplified its name to Atomic CU. Cincinnati Postal Employees CU changed its name to Postal Family CU, effective Dec. 31. Reward One CU, Brook Park, changed its name to Best Reward CU, effective Dec. 31 (eLumination Newsletter Jan. 21) … * CHARLOTTE. N.C. (1/28/09)--A woman who was out on bond related to charges of eight armed robberies at motels and convenience stores in Asheville, N.C., was arrested, along with her brother, shortly after a failed robbery attempt Jan. 20 at Charlotte (N.C.) Metro CU. Crystal Chevon Logan, 25, and her brother, Alfred Logan Jr., 29, were each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Local media reported Crystal Logan allegedly walked into the credit union, told the teller she had a bomb, and tried to rob the credit union. She left empty-handed and fled to a car allegedly driven by her brother. She had posted $50,000 bond in Asheville on Jan. 8 after being charged in the other robberies, which occurred last fall. Bond was set for Crystal Logan at $350,000 and for Alfred Logan at $300,000 in the latest incident (Citizen-Times.com Jan. 22) …


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