I've not always agreed with Ms. Pierce, but I will certainly notice her absence. Of all the reporters in Cincinnati, she's the only one who regularly writes in-depth stories on our criminal justice system--and she does so with a keen insight lacking in the "mainstream media."
Writing for print publication is tough. (I should know....I was recently invited to write for a print publication, and crapped out. I've apparently gotten too used to this blog and legal briefs to write anything that is (a) longer than a few sentences, and (b) of even moderate interest to a general audience.) But Ms. Pierce does so with much skill, and her voice will be missed in Cincinnati.