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)
Akron cannot independently confirm FirstMerit Corp. fulfilled its 2013 promise to provide 150 new jobs in Akron in exchange for millions of dollars of upgrades to its aging plaza, but a city official said he has no reason to doubt the bank’s word.