Created on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 Written by NATE SMITH
The Huntsville branch of the U.S. Postal Service will not be closed as long as local residents want it to stay open, Postal Service officials confirmed Monday, however, the local post office will have its hours cut in half later this year.
United States Postal Service employee Susan Cavinder collects mail Monday outside the Huntsville Post Office. The Huntsville Post Office will have its daily hours of operation reduced to four later this year, residents learned at a meeting Monday night. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)
The reason, postmaster Ross Crego told a few dozen Huntsville residents crowded in village council chambers, is because dramatic decreases in mail volume coupled with increasingly high operational costs have made it too expensive to stay open a full eight hours.
“I don’t have the work to justify keeping this branch open that long,” said Mr. Crego, a 29-year postmaster at a post office in Commercial Point, southwest of Columbus.
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