Thursday, December 31, 2015
EXCLUSIVE SCPR VIDEO INTERVIEW OF DEPARTING COMMISSIONER THOMAS M. BERNABEI
There were tears galore in the hearts of many of those attending Stark County commissioner Thomas M. Bernabei's last day as a commissioner.
In this photo provided by a friend of the SCPR (yours truly was unable to attend in order to get visiting daughter Heidi to the airport for a return to Oklahoma), Bernabei looks on as his successor David M. Bridenstine is sworn-in yesterday.
When the clock strikes midnight tonight, Bernabei will have morphed into being the mayor of Canton.
The SCPR agrees with the inscription on the cake: "Lucky Canton."
Bernabei along with Janet Creighton turned Stark County around from the dark days of 2009.
While the task of redirecting Canton is much more foreboding, Bernabei - as The Stark Political County Report's #1 Stark County political subdivision elected official - yours truly is confident that four years down the road from today he will have provided a quality of leadership which will have Canton on the mend.
On Tuesday, The Report sat down with Commissioner/Canton-mayor-elect Thomas M. Bernabei for this interview.
Today at noon, Bernabei will be sworn in as the mayor of Canton in Canton council chambers.
Posted by Martin Olson at 6:19 AM