TOLEDO, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, formally asked the postmaster general and USPS CEO to transfer the mail processing responsibilities for northwest Ohio from the Michigan facility in Pontiac to either the Cleveland or Columbus processing plants.
The Congressman is also asking northwest Ohioans to share their experiences regarding challenges with USPS deliveries here.
Latta criticized the Pontiac facility's reliability to deliver mail, including bills and vote-by-mail ballots.
“After the closure of the Toledo Mail Processing Plant in 2012, a new system was arranged where mail from northwest Ohio was to be sent to the Michigan Metroplex for processing and sorting, before heading to its destination," a letter penned by Latta and addressed to the postmaster general and USPS CEO read. “Unfortunately, this process has created delays and added time to the delivery of each mail piece. In addition to delivery delays, we have also seen increased instances of lost or discarded mail. The most egregious example of this was in 2016 when hundreds of absentee ballots were lost.
You can click here to read the entire letter.