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CU System briefs (07/12/2012)
  • PORTLAND, Maine (7/13/12)--The Portland, Maine branch of Falmouth, Maine-based Cumberland County FCU was closed Wednesday after a car hit the building and smashed a window at the credit union, according to the Bangor Daily News (July 11). The incident occurred at about 9:30 a.m. when Stephen Wich, 28, of Portland pulled into the handicapped space at the credit union. Wich, who has a prosthetic leg, told police he struggled with the car's brake pedal as he pulled into the spot. No one was hurt …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/13/12)--A man wanted in connection with a robbery Tuesday afternoon of Harrisburg, Pa.-based  Belco Community CU, surrendered to police at 4:45 p.m. after a standoff at his home that lasted more than two hours ( and  July 11). The robbery occurred at 1 p.m., according to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) (Life is a Highway July 12). Police said the robber did not use a weapon while at the credit union and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The arrested man, who had not been formally identified by police, was tracked to the home after police received a description of the getaway vehicle. "Thankfully the credit union staff is safe and they did a great job in responding to the robbery in the right way," Charles DelMarcelle, executive vice president at Belco Community, told PCUA. He noted the credit union is making sure its employees "are taken care of in the aftermath of what is always a very traumatic experience."  …
  • TULSA, Okla. (7/13/12)--Tulsa-based Oklahoma Central CU opened its new headquarters and branch Tuesday at the former site of the Camelot Hotel, which was demolished nearly five years ago. The eight-story hotel was considered Tulsa's most distinctive hotel for decades, but it fell into disrepair and was demolished in September 2007. Quik Trip Corp. bought the site in June 2007 and intends to build a store in April. It sold four acres to Oklahoma Central, which built a 22,000-square-foot building to house financial services and its administrative and executive offices. The $446 million assets credit union's old headquarters will become its flagship branch (Tulsa World July 11) …
  • GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (7/13/12)--The Ohio Catholic FCU, a $156 million asset credit union based in Garfield Heights, Ohio, has named Todd Turner as its new CEO. The appointment was effective July 1. Tuner has been with the credit union since 2010. He served as chief lending officer and was promoted to chief retail officer (CRO) in 2011. He has been serving as interim CEO while continuing his work as CRO. His background includes serving as chief operating officer at Atlantic Financial Services in Massillon and as vice president, retail lending for Unizan Bank (now part of Huntington Bank) in Canton …
  • Gnadenhutten, Ohio (7/13/12)--Michael D. Hamilton, former president of the board at Tuscarawas School CU in Dover, Ohio, died Sunday at his home after a period of declining health. He was 75. Hamilton served as president of the credit union for more than 20 years. He was a teacher for 34 years and active in several community organizations. He is survived by his wife, Ingeborg; a brother, Gregory; five nieces, four great-nieces and two great-nephews (The Times Reporter July 10) …


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