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Eleven-year-old twins Connor and Amanda McVey, super stock rally champs from Palo Alto, Calif. talk about racing while topside at Derby Downs in Akron, on Wednesday. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
Nicholas Gongaware, 12, (left) and his twin brother Logan of Perry Township stand next to Logan's rally car as the wait topside to go down the hill at the First Energy All American Soap Box Derby on Wednesday. The brothers are stock car rally champs. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
Amanda McVey, (right) of Palo Alto, Calif. tries on her helmet as her twin brother Connor (left) talks to their father (not pictured) while topside at Derby Downs on Wednesday. The two are super stock rally champs. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
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.