Safety Director Thomas Nesbitt's application to become 9-1-1 project manager has set off a swirl of speculation that Mayor William Healy, II could be next.
The STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) has learned that The Repository is furiously pursing this story.
The question being asked?
Why is the mayor making inquiries about alternative job opportunities far and flung?
Some reports have Healy getting an Obama administration job. Others having him asking about various university positions. And, of course, being the paragon of knowing the business community inside and out and being an entrepreneur himself, it wouldn't surprise The Report to learn he is looking to make his mark with a Fortune 500 company.
Apparently, Healy doesn't want to be the last one to exit. The Report has learned that Services Direct Tom Bernabei has told the mayor he will not be staying on beyond 2009.
Who else, The Report wonders, in the Healy administration is looking for alternatives.
But the big question is this.
All this uncertainty that the Nesbitt application triggered. Is this bode well for the future of Canton?