Wilkesville, Ohio neighbors face nearly 17-mile round trip commute to get mail

WILKESVILLE, Ohio (WSAZ) – A special trip to the post office means traveling great lengths for Wilkesville residents like Chuck Brown.

Brown says for as long as he’s lived in the area, he would only have to drive about two blocks to get to the Wilkesville Post Office in Ohio.

However, for about a year now — he and his fellow neighbors have been locked out, after a sign was posted on the building.

The sign essentially says the Wilkesville Post Office had to close its doors due to health and safety issues. In the meantime, neighbors will have to travel to another post office farther away.

“It’s a long trip, it’s 17 miles … It’s probably 25, 30 minutes out of your day,” Brown said.

WSAZ reached out to the United States Postal Service to find out if a reopening date for the Wilkesville Post Office has been determined yet.

A spokesperson responded saying in part: “The date to reopen the Wilkesville post office has not yet been determined … We are still working with the landlord to ensure all necessary repairs are completed.”


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