Plain Dealer cuts down on home delivery - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Plain Dealer cuts down on home delivery

The Plain Dealer is its changing operations.

They will still print a paper seven days a week, but it won't come to your house, everyday.

If you subscribe to The Plain Dealer you'll get it at home only on Sundays and two other days to be determined, starting this summer.  It's a cost cutting measure affecting readers and staff.

Getting their news from a hard copy of The Plain Dealer is a way of life for the folks at Harbor Court in Rocky River.

"It's always at my door when I get up," said Muriel Seifert.

"I look forward to that paper in the morning. I don't have a computer…it's how I find out what's going on," said Pat Bitonti.

Senior subscribers are disappointed to hear they'll have get to a store or machine on days that the PD has eliminated home delivery. And they admit they have limited or no computer skills.

"How are we going to go to a machine?" said Bitonti.

"I can understand why this is happening but they should make special provisions for people like me," said Rita McLaughlin.

"I'll do without I guess. What option do I have?" said Seifert.

Some are threatening to drop the paper all together, and say The Plain Dealer's loss will be other news outlets' gain.

"I will call West Life and have them send me their paper one day a week and I'll see if I can get a couple other papers other days a week," said McLaughlin.

Local Newspaper Guild President Harlan Spector says this move is unnecessary, but it will save one third of newsroom jobs, for now.

"Any time you can save jobs for a couple more months that's a good thing...it's definitely a sad state of affairs in journalism" he said.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Dem cites allegations of VA nominee being drunk

    The Latest: Dem cites allegations of VA nominee being drunk

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 13:46:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:01:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this April 16, 2018, photo, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hilin Washington. Jackson is President D...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this April 16, 2018, photo, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hilin Washington. Jackson is President D...

    The White House is standing behind Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs secretary amid growing questions about his qualifications.

    More >>

    The White House is standing behind Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs secretary amid growing questions about his qualifications.

    More >>
  • Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

    Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:25:49 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:00:21 GMT
    (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Officials carry a body into a vehicle after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. The rented van jumped onto the crowded sidewalk Monday, killing and i...(Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP). Officials carry a body into a vehicle after a van mounted a sidewalk crashing into pedestrians in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. The rented van jumped onto the crowded sidewalk Monday, killing and i...

    Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what...

    More >>

    Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

    More >>
  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:46:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:42:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

    More >>

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly