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President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx, left, to succeed Ray LaHood as the next Transportation Secretary, Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
As Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan made his way through the vacant Rolling Acres Mall for the first time on Wednesday afternoon he said, “This reminds me of fictional movies where there’s nothing around but … us.”