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Eight Indiana mail-processing centers in Indiana, including a newly identified one in Columbus, are among 252 nationwide the U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing beginning next April in a cost-cutting move.

The other Indiana centers proposed for closure are in Bloomington, Gary, Kokomo, Lafayette, Muncie, South Bend and Terre Haute. The Postal Service announced in September it was studying the closures of those seven centers and in some cases already has held public hearings on the proposed closures. Their operations would be consolidated into other centers including Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Evansville.

The Postal Service has proposed consolidating Gary's mail processing operations in Bedford Park, Ill.

The Postal Service said in September it expected to complete the consolidation studies early next year.

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  • GIVE UPS and FedEx a run for thier money!
    Why can't the Postal Service take the infrastructure they have in place, rework the services offered, and give the duopoly (FedEx and UPS) a real run for their money? Offer the same services FOR THE SAME MONEY and USPS will be profitable in a minute!
    • Privatize it is the way to go
      Norm you hit it when you named Fedx and UPS. They would reshape mail service and stop the bleeding. As a retired mail carrier this would be the correct course.
    • A REAL business would make changes now
      Why wait until April? Postal routes should be delivered every other day. My neighborhood good could get mail delivery M,W,F other neighborhoods can get delivery on T,T,S. 50% of postal carriers can be FIRED. U.S. Taxpayers need to stop subsidizing junk mail operators and funding a business model which should have changed once online bill pay and online accounts became the norm.

      Any business needing 5 or 6 day a week delivery should pay for that additional service as a separate charge.

      Think about it would a private sector company like Fedx or UPS delivery the crap mail to your house 6 days a week and lose billions?

      Again I pay most if not all my bills online so I do not even need the stupid service at all. Where do I OPT OUT? I can even pick my mail up at a P.O. and pay the annual fee for the P.O. Box.

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