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Youngstown post office consolidation would result in lost jobs, tax revenue



Published: Tue, July 19, 2011 @ 11:40 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Nearly 500 local jobs and $500,000 in city income taxes could be at risk if the U.S. Postal Service decides to consolidate Youngstown’s processing and distribution facilities.

The postal service plans to conduct an Area Mail Processing study to decide if the Youngstown workload can be shouldered by postal facilities in Akron or Cleveland.

The postal service says the study is needed because of the current economic downturn and continued Internet diversion that has led to a drastic 20-percent decline in mail volume since 2007.

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1jimjim(5 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Youngstown, what a joke you are. You are worried about $500,000 income tax. How misleading this article is.You are going to save the tax payer $20,000,000 to get rid of these public jobs that are no longer needed. These are government paid jobs that suck tax payers money. With the social internet media, fedex, ups, there is no longer a need for the post office.

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2piak(508 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

With all due respect, not everyone has a computer and indulges in the internet media. Of course, there is the telephone either land-line or wireless. It might be a bit more convenient than e-mailing someone who checks their mail once a week. And it sure beats writing a letter. (Most people get writer's block, when they pick up a pen-and it eliminates getting those pesky yearly family newsletters about people you ain't seen in years and couldn't care less about them anyway).

Right about now, cuts gotta be made in the budget, so saving $20 M is a good start. It's going to cost jobs; like Steve McQueen said in "The Sand Pebbles" "That's his ricebowl".

My neighbor will sure miss going down to the main postoffice to pick up his mail. (Some years ago, his dog chased a letter carrier-which ain't funny-and he lost his home delivery).

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3VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

What do you expect...our postal service is loosing billions of dollars every quarter and congress will not allow them to re-structure their pension fund, so close down facilities and lay-off people is the only other solution.

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4TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

I think the dramatic drop in population has a lot to do with it. That and electronic mail.

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5Askmeificare(667 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Youngstown needs that facility. Originally it was supposed to be located in Warren Ohio.

That is a first rate facility. Why not move Cleveland or the Akron facility here to Youngstown?

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