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Local reaction mixed to USPS delivery changes

(Toledo News Now) -

On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced it will be changing services in order to save money. Part of that change is to eliminate first-class mail delivery on Saturdays.

The USPS announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule this summer with mail delivery going to a Monday through Friday service.

What this means for you:

-Mail delivery to street addresses will switch to Monday through Friday, but packages will continue to be delivered six days a week.

-Mail sent to post office boxes will continue to be delivered on Saturdays.

-Post offices currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays

The move aims to save about $2 billion per year.

The elimination of Saturday door-to-door mail delivery does not seem to be creating much of an uproar.

"I'm OK with it if it's going to keep costs down," said Pete Atherine. "I'm all for it if it's going to help keep the cost down."

Others do not believe they will be affected much.

"I don't see it changing at all. It won't affect me," said Gina Gothke.

The head of the local postal workers union says this is more of the same from the postal service: cutting services and not addressing the financial problems with the system.

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