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Shawn Rehac, originally from Akron, New York and now lives locally as he stands outside Beau's Grille where he works. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron, New York's picturesque downtown is well-kept in this 2003 file photo. In 2003, Akron NY was the third largest town in the United States named Akron, with a population of 3,190. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
The Ford Gum & Machine Co. in Akron, NY was founded in 1913 by Ford Mason. In 2003, Akron, New York was the third largest town named Akron with a population of 3,190. Now Akron NY has 2, 865 residents. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Perry's Ice Cream in Akron, New York is one of the larger employers in the village in this 2003 file photo. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Children play in Russell Park in Akron, NY in this 2003 file photo.(Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Bob Dyer in Akron, New York in this 2003 file photo. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Laurie Herington is a liberal Democrat, offering her electric car as evidence. Her husband, Rick Reese, leans the other way — saying he isn’t exactly pro-Republican but he is definitely anti-Democrat. Their four children from previous marriages are also split evenly between Democrats and Republicans. The tiebreaker would be their daughter, Veronica. But she’s 6.