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Millionaire philanthropist Leonard K. Firestone (1907-1996), an Akron native, was the third son of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. founder Harvey S. Firestone. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
In 1966, Leonard K. Firestone lived in this luxurious home on Alpine Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. His friends and neighbors included Hollywood stars Jimmy Stewart, Walter Matthau, Donna Reed, June Allyson, Dick Powell, Edgar Bergen and Randolph Scott. (Associated Press file photo)
Police Sgt. Jack Egger (left) and Detective Lt. B.L. Cork holds weapons and masks recovered from two men who were shot to death Jan. 13, 1966, while trying to kidnap rubber executive Leonard K. Firestone in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Associated Press file photo)
Your favorite newspaper recently published a lengthy story saying Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to bury the name “Rust Belt,” the less-than-flattering term routinely invoked to describe the states in our region.