A memo to newsroom staff says Mahr is moving on up to the Chicago Tribune, where he'll sniff out corruption and other shenanigans in the metro suburbs.
Mahr joined the Post's masthead in 2005. He's revealed abuse inside group homes for the mentally retarded, and pointed out how numerous folks with felony warrants go free. Mahr also worked with Kohler on the St, Louis police department towing scandal that led to former police chief Joe Mokwa's resignation.
In other news, no more layoffs for now. In fact, the Post is hiring...
No word from editor Arnie Robbins as to whether this portends more growth at the paper, or if voluntary layoffs of older folks paved the way for new hires. (Gail Appleson formerly covered the health care business; art critic David Bonetti previously wrote arts stories for A1.)
Last item of note: Robbins announced yesterday that Jody Mitori takes over as the paper's features editor. Mitori replaces longtime P-D scribe/editor Christy Bertelson, who went to work
for Governor Jay Nixon.
Mitori was previously the editor of the Post's arts & entertainment coverage, including the Go! section. She's a Mizzou journalism grad who's toiled for McClatchy-Tribune and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.