While waiting for a perspective buyer to save the company, Sears Holdings has announced it is closing 80 of its locations, both Kmart and Sears department stores, by February of 2019.  They are in addition to the 40 previously announced closings, bringing its total to 120. Among the sites that are slated to shut down […]

Sears is inching closer to its death as its chairman Eddie Lampert looks to make a last-ditch effort that will keep the retail store chain alive. Lampert has until 4 p.m. Friday to formally submit a $4.6 billion proposal to buy the company through his hedge fund ESL Investments in an effort to keep 500 […]

CLEVELAND – After trying to stave off a decade straight of unprofitable years, the inevitable has finally happened: the parent company of Sears and K-Mart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday morning. As a result, more than 100 stores will shutter at the end of the year, including the Kmart store in Middleburg Heights, […]

The once-great department store was started in 1886 before moving to Chicago a year later.  Its catalog was a game changer in the shopping industry, launching in 1896.   Sears, the once-dominant retail chain that changed how Americans shopped and lived, has filed for bankruptcy. The 132-year-old company has been struggling for several years and […]

STRONGSVILLE, OH (WOIO) – Sears said Thursday it will be closing 72 more stores in 2018 as sales continue to plummet. The former retail giant reported nearly $500 million in Q1 losses, and has identified at least 100 non-profitable stores, including two in Ohio. Soon, the Southpark Center location in Strongsville and the Elida Road location in Lima will shutter. “We continue […]

Two Sears and Sears Auto Center locations in Northeast Ohio will close their doors in what the company is calling “a difficult, but necessary decision.” News 5 confirmed that the locations are: Sears and Sears Auto Center at 7875 Johnnycake Ridge Road in Mentor Sears and Sears Auto Center at 6950 W 130th Street in Middleburg Heights In an email, […]

ELYRIA, Ohio – Sears at Midway Mall in Elyria is set to close this year, the company announced Tuesday. The Elyria store will remain open for customers until September, according to a company spokesperson. A liquidation sale for the location will begin on June 16. The Sears Auto Center will remain open. Sears announced in January […]

This dominio effect is likely to continue…and with good reason.   What do you do when you want to send a clear message to the POTUS that his ridiculous policies are racist, sexist, discriminatory and unconstitutional? Well you hit him (and his family) in his wallet and that is exactly what’s happening as retailers Sears […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – It was announced last year that dozens of Kmart and Sears stores were closing and now we know which ones. According to a statement Wednesday from the department stores’ parent company, “Sears Holdings will continue to strategically and aggressively evaluate our store space and productivity, and accelerate the closing of some unprofitable […]

Chatter over whether South Carolina should continue to fly the Confederate flag, especially after the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, is growing loud enough to effect change: Walmart, Sears, and eBay announced they will ban all Confederate merchandise. Last week, our very own Veronica Wells asked, “Will South Carolina remove their Confederate flag now?” A symbol […]

  SOLON, Ohio — A vehicle crashed through the wall of a Solon Sears Wednesday. The SUV was half-way through the wall after the collision. The female driver of the vehicle was by taken by ambulance from the scene, but appeared to be OK. It’s not clear what led to the crash.   READ MORE: […]

  WESTLAKE, Ohio – The Kmart store on Detroit Road in Westlake is closing in late April because the lease on the building was not renewed. The store will begin its liquidation sale on February 9. It currently has 57 employees and most are part time/hourly workers. According to company officials, associates that are eligible […]