The word from the ABJ is that another top reporter ls leaving an already skeletal staff. Carol Beliczky is packing up after 24 years on the local staff plus two in the Columbus bureau and will be gone in two weeks.
Her departure, folks, is a major blow to the paper. Her coverage of higher education as well as the Tressel epic at the University of Akron was at the highest level of professional journalism and one of the few bright signs of local reporting. The decision didn't come easily. After extended consideration she applied for a buyout during the last staff churn - and was turned down by the front office.
A university town can't afford to lose her, but it will too soon.