Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Wow! Ya just never know what stunner is going to happen next.

The Repository reported yesterday that Canton Safety Director Thomas Nesbitt wants to leave the Healy administration after only one year on the job.

Are thingss really that bad in Canton government that he wants out?

Perhaps that's not it at all. Maybe it this. When a good opportunity comes along "a guy has to do what a guy has to do."

Whatever the reason, this development is not good for the Healy administration which is still trying to get its legs.

Let's say Nesbitt does not get the 9-1-1 program director job. Chances have to be reasonably good that he won't because among 100 applicants one would think that there will be several who are just as qualified if not more qualified than he is.

And, if one of them is a long time Stark Countian, who is likely to get the job. Someone who came from Nebraska a year ago and wants to change jobs already or some one who has been here all along and who has a current job that he/she has filled for a number of years.

By making this application, hasn't he shaken the confidence of Cantonians and Canton's safety forces on his commitment to be here for the long haul (Healy could be mayor of Canton for 8 years). If Nesbitt does not get the 9-1-1 job, how can he remain as Safety Director?

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

This is ripe for some real investigative reporting. This is a slap in his boss's face. It just makes no sense on the face of it. Regardless if you are supportive or not of the mayor, this had to be a bombshell when he read it in the Rep.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure how this can be a slap to the boss's face when the boss is trying to get a job on the Obama team. I am beginning to wonder if any of the elected officials care about doing their job they have been elected to do.

Anonymous said...

Well it was only a metter of time before people started bailing off of the GOOD SHIP LOLLY POP before it sinks. Healy is the most out of touch Mayor Canton has ever had. You can not really blame the guy for manning the life boat because it is only a matter of time before the GOOD SHIP hits that fatal iceberge! He can see he is working for a 1 term wonder!

Anonymous said...

I think its definitely a sign he does not like what's happening there, or maybe figures Healy is leaving so he better keep his options open.

Anonymous said...

Healy is in big trouble and way over his head! He cannot run an office like this!!! Junior Healy is not his old man and needs to resign. Please Mr. Healy..... Get out while there is still time.

Anonymous said...

Healy should begin a new search for safety Director tomorrow. This guy needs to go back to Denver or whereever he came from! The NAACP was correct when they objected to this guy.

Anonymous said...

Does this job pay more money then his current job? What are his qualifications for the position? Has he ever worked as a 911 operator?