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* AKRON, Ohio (6/18/09)--The same woman is suspected of being the prolific robber who attempted three heists in less than an hour Monday in Akron, Ohio. What's more, police suspect she also robbed the National City Bank on Friday afternoon. Monday's first robbery occurred just after 3 p.m. at First Merit Bank. That was followed by an attempted robbery at Charter One bank. The final robbery was at BFG FCU, Akron. The woman entered each institution and presented a note demanding money. However, during the two bank holdups, she fled before receiving money. She received an undisclosed amount during the credit union robbery (The Plain Dealer June 17) … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (6/18/09)--Jerry Hittinger, president/CEO of the $92 million asset PPL GOLD CU, Allentown, Pa., will retire on June 30, according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway June 17). He has held the position more than 20 years. In 1989, he was hired as general manager of PP&L General Office CU. A year later, it merged with PP&L Lehigh Operating Division CU and took the name PPL GOLD CU. Hittinger was also a leader with the Lehigh Valley Chapter for years. Cheryl Bartholomew will succeed Hittinger as president/CEO … * SALT LAKE CITY (6/18/09)--Sterling Nielson, president/CEO of Mountain America CU, West Jordan, Utah, has been named to the Board of Governors of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. His three-year term begins in July. Nielson has been president/CEO at the $2.8 billion asset credit union since last fall. He is vice chairman of the Credit Union National Association accounting subcommittee, a director and past chairman of the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce, a director with the Utah League of Credit Unions, chairman of Member Business Lending LLC, and a member of the National Credit Union Roundtable …


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