Postal Service may close 10 Ohio processing centers

Published 8:34 am Monday, December 5, 2011

COLUMBUS (AP) — The struggling U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce plans to close about 250 mail processing centers around the country, including 10 in Ohio.

The $3 billion in cuts to be announced today would slow first-class mail service, ending next-day deliveries of stamped letters.

A list released earlier this year of processing centers targeted for closure included 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.

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The consolidation of mail processing centers is in addition to the planned shutdown of about 3,700 local post offices. In all, roughly 100,000 postal employees could be cut as a result of the various closures.