Youngstown USPS center to stay open

The Youngstown USPS center's shutdown has been delayed due to various business reasons

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown’s mail processing center has gotten another break Tuesday, as the U.S. Postal Service is postponing the closure of dozens of centers around the country, including the one in downtown Youngstown, until sometime next year.

Back in 2011, the service targeted more than 80 centers as part of a nationwide streamlining program to help cut costs.

The closing of the local facility, which had been set for this summer, would have taken about 125 postal employees out of the local workforce.

“I know the local postal workers union is still pushing for a renewed study of the real effects of consolidation, if it is going to save as much money as being proposed by the postal service. But we are happy to have these postal workers down here for a longer period of time,” Youngstown Mayor John McNally said.

A spokeswoman for the Postal Service said the decision to delay the closings was to ensure reliable mail delivery and other services.

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