Toledo post offices safe from closure, for now

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – The U.S. Postal Service has announced it's putting on hold plans to close 600 urban and suburban post office branches, including 4 in Toledo.

Those who use Toledo Station A on Second Street say it's a vital part of their neighborhood and they want it to stay open.

"My business is on Main Street. We buy stamps here, anything we need to mail we drop it off here. We use the post office box from time to time. It's an important part of the neighborhood business district", says Dan Steingraber.

Councilman Mike Craig says he stops by his post office on a regular basis:

"These post offices are community hubs. These seems to be plenty of traffic here and this draws business into the district."

Last year, USPS placed Toledo Station A, Point Place, Manhattan and the Midtown locations on a list for closure, as part of a plan to save more than $6 billion a year.

For now those branches won't be closed but it could only be a temporary reprieve. It's also not clear the future of the mail processing center in Downtown Toledo.

USPS plans to forward a new plan for those centers this week.

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