U.S. Rep Latta asks USPS to return mail processing to Toledo

May 20—U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) wrote a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Postal Service requesting that mail processing for northwest Ohio be permanently returned to Toledo from a regional facility near Detroit.

In the letter addressed to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Mr. Latta called for an expansion of operations at the Toledo Processing and Distribution Center to meet the needs of northwest Ohio’s residents rather than continue to send the area’s mail to the Michigan Metroplex Facility 80 miles away in Pontiac.

The local sorting facility on South St. Clair Street was closed in 2012 as a cost-cutting measure.

“Since this decision was implemented, residents, businesses, churches, courts, and boards of elections in northwest Ohio have experienced countless delays in mail delivery, lost or discarded mail pieces, and other failures,” Mr. Latte wrote. “…Many of these problems, if not all, can be traced back to failures occurring at the Michigan Metroplex.”

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