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AKRON -- Starting today (July 9), the Akron Beacon Journal is expanding its seven-day home delivery to six communities: Strongsville, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Hinckley, North Royalton and Brunswick.

The Akron Beacon Journal is looking to pick up new customers just as the Plain Dealer prepares to end 7-day home delivery.

In Tuesday's paper, the Akron paper said it will offer home deliver to customers in the cities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Brunswick, Hinckley, North Royalton and Strongsville.

Jim DeLuca, vice president for circulation said in the paper," We have heard from residents of these communities who want to read the Beacon Journal...With this demand we believe that now is a good time to deliver our newspaper to these readers."

The Plain Dealer has announced it will end daily delivery on August 5.

It's announced it will deliver "premium editions" on Wednesday. Fridays and Sundays and a Saturday "bonus edition" that will contain high school sports, community news and an Ohio State football wrap-up during football season.

The Plain Dealer is expected to lay off a significant number of editorial employees before the August 5th change

"We heave heard from residents of these communities who want to read the Akron Beacon Journal," said Jim Deluca, vice president for circulation. "With this demand we believe that now is a good time to deliver our newspaper to these readers."

Those interested in signing up for the daily ABJ delivery can call 330-996-3600 or 1-800-877-2442.

To meet the new needs, the newspaper is looking for independent contractor carries to get the daily deliveries done. Those interested should call Joe Sims at 330-352-5259.

The Akron Beacon Journal is the oldest continuously operating business in Summit County, delivering local news since 1839.

The newspaper serves readers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark, Wayne and parts of Cuyahoga.

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