Liberty residents can keep home mail delivery

LIBERTY — Arbor Circle residents, told by the U.S. Postal Service they were losing home mail delivery on Aug. 1 unless they had curbside boxes installed, are keeping the service.

David Van Allen, a USPS spokesman in Cleveland, said the letter sent to Arbor Circle residents, dated Saturday, was “rescinded” today — the day The Vindicator reported on the issue — because it was “sent out premature.”

When asked to clarify his statement, Van Allen said the Youngstown office made the decision without consulting the district office in Cleveland.

Josh Blumental, an Arbor Circle resident, said he and others who live on the Liberty Township street “were blindsided by” the Saturday letter.

The proposed halt of mail delivery on Arbor Circle stems from a postal carrier’s being attacked by a dog in November.

“The dog is still there and there is continuing frustration with it,” Van Allen said.

Blumental said there hasn’t been an issue with the dog since that November attack.

For the complete story, read Wednesday’s Vindicator and

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