Bob Redden, district representative in Cincinnati for the U.S. Postal Service, "said time and again it is locations around the country currently without 'sitting' postmasters that are being reviewed for closure," Toncray reports. "The Postmaster General has imposed a hiring freeze to replace retiring postmasters over the last year and half."
When Redden suggested a rural carrier as an alternative to a physical post office, residents raised concerns about medicine delivery without a secure post office box and the safety of senior citizens travelling 20 to 30 miles to receive mail at another post office, Toncray reports. (Read more)