Friday, August 21, 2009


Has a Stark County Political Report (SCPR/The Report) reader connected the dots?

A reader alerted The Report to an item on one of Team Healy's campaign finance reports listing Donald G. Jones with an occupation of "security services" as being a contributed to Healy's successful 2007 campaign to become mayor of Canton.

Here is the specific excerpt from The Repository report on the Healy administration's decison to make Buckeye Protective Service, Inc. a grantee of some of the $421,000 stimulus money:
At the very least, the SCPR believes that the Healy administration should have alerted the public to the fact of the campaign contribution and issued what undoubtedly have been a "disclaimer" that there was no connection whatsoever between the campaign contribution and the exercise of discretion by the administration to direct stimulus money to Buckeye.

In the end, it is the Canton public that assesses the facts and forms an opinion on what is "politically" at play here, if anything.

But the public is entitled to have all the relevant information.

"Hats off" to the SCPR reader who dug out this information and provided it to yours truly.

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