The Plain Dealer is down to 4 days of delivery

The Plain Dealer is down to 4 days of delivery

Although The Plain Dealer will still be published 7-days a week the paper has cut back home delivery to just Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Starting today on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, if you want a hard copy you're going to have to buy one at a local store.

"Usually, they only drop off 4-to-8 at a time and today we actually got double," said Evon Wilkins.

That means you can't just walk out on your porch or to your driveway and pick up a paper.  It's going to be a bit more inconvenient than that.

"I have a few customers come in and tell me they haven't gotten as many home deliveries as they like.  They had to come in here and purchase them. Especially for our older customers, they don't like to walk around too much," said one store owner.

Oh yeah, you can also buy a copy of the Plain Dealer from a newspaper vending machine.  Donna Bach doesn't like the cut back.  She has a long family history tied to the Plain Dealer.

"My husband was a paperboy.  My son was a paperboy."

Bach said cutting back will have lots of downsides.

"A lot of jobs and we have a lot of people who will not be reading and reading is pretty essential for everyone's knowledge base."

Taking everything into consideration, there's bound to be a ripple effect.  Delivery people have been cut back, less news is being gathered and last week The Plain Dealer also cut dozens of other jobs.

Though it may not produce the same feeling as the hard copy delivery, The Plain Dealer wants to remind customers to remember the e-edition paper that's available.

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