LYNCHBURG, Ohio — A Southwest Ohio village of 1,200 people hasn’t had a single mail delivery in four months after its mail services were indefinitely suspended.
Lynchburg’s post office was closed in June after it was dealt significant interior damage in an electrical fire. Caution tape still hangs on the building and a note posted on the front door gives no timeline as to when it will reopen.
Because there is no door-to-door delivery in the village, all residents must have a post office box. Since mail services were paused following the fire, all deliveries have been rerouted 12 miles away to the Highland County seat of Hillsboro.
That means everyone has to make the 40-minute round-trip drive every day to pick up their mail.
It’s a frustrating reality for the small community.