Post Office Explores Possible Ohio Consolidation

Jul 20, 2011

The struggling U.S. Postal Service says it may combine some of its larger mail sorting centers in Ohio.

The Vindicator newspaper reports the post office will study a possible transfer of its Youngstown mail processing and distribution to facilities in Akron or Cleveland.

The postal service says the consolidation would be a response to a drop in mail volume, due to the economy, and the use of email.

Postal officials say some functions of the Dayton mail processing center may be shifted to Columbus. Post office spokesman David Walton tells the Dayton Daily News the goal is not to close the Dayton facility, but he says it's unclear if jobs there would be affected