According to The Express Times and Morning Call, Northampton County has hired Bethlehem resident Richard Janus to act as its "economic development administrator." He apparently was the unanimous choice of unnamed local business leaders, and will be paid a salary of $47,270.
That's about $10,000 less than Janus was making as Beaver Falls city manager. Unhappy with his performance, city leaders asked him to resign in December, offering him three months' salary as a severance package. Janus accepted the deal, then promptly filed for unemployment.
In Roman mythology, Janus is the two-faced god of new beginnings.
For Northampton County's sake, I hope this is a new beginning for Richard Janus.