Postal Service Announces Closures

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Associated Press

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Updated Mon, Dec 5, 2011 1:16 pm

The struggling U.S. Postal Service says it's moving forward with plans to close more than 250 mail processing centers around the country, including 10 in Ohio.

The $3 billion in cuts announced today would slow first-class mail service, ending next-day deliveries of stamped letters.
 
The list released earlier this year of processing centers to be closed includes facilities in Akron, Athens, Canton, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Dayton, Ironton, Steubenville, Toledo and Youngstown. A union leader said processing offices in Cleveland and Columbus would be the only ones left in Ohio.
 
The consolidation of mail processing centers is in addition to the planned shutdown of about 3,700 local post offices.
 
The Postal Service says the cuts are in response to a steady drop in the amount of mail it handles.
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