The latest word from the front is that the Beacon Journal may lose some of its veteran reporters who have applied for buyouts. I'm told the group includes Jewell
Cardwell, Dave Scott, Jim Carney and Bill Lilley. Others may decide to leave an already depleted staff. Popular food writer Lisa Abraham has resigned to accept the same job at the Columbus Dispatch and won't be replaced. The paper has said it will accept five buyouts that includes a year's paid salary. If more than five apply for the buyout, I'm told, the paper's top editors will decide which ones to accept.