Stories tagged with: Post Office

February 6, 2013 - 4:39pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The U.S. Postal Service is not waiting any longer for permission from Congress to quit delivering mail on Saturday’s.  It says it’s going ahead with plans to start five day-a-week delivery in August.  Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says the agencies financial condition is urgent, and the change will save about 2-billion dollars a year.  Under the plan, letters would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday.  Packages would...

November 24, 2010 - 12:12pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The U.S. Postal Service today announced that it will hold a public meeting to discuss its proposal to move some of its mail processing from Zanesville to Columbus. The meeting will take place at the Zanesville Muskingum County Welcome Center on December 8th at 7:00 pm. Postal Officials say with a deep decline in mail volume due to current economic conditions it has an excess of employees and equipment in some mail processing operations. A study started August 9th at the Zanesville mail...

November 23, 2010 - 6:07pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The local post office may be seeing some changes.

The U.S. Postal Service recently reported its 2010 financial results showing a net loss of $8.5 billion for the fiscal year that ended on September 30th. The government agency is attempting to find ways to keep costs down without raising rates.

"We're looking at what we call an area mail processing study and nothing is final right now, but organizationally, we have lost 20% of our first class volume," said District...

August 11, 2010 - 1:43pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The fate of the Zanesville Postal Service Processing and distribution facility is up in the air again. The U.S Postal Service plans to conduct a new study at the Zanesville facility for possible consolidation of some operations into Columbus. Last year there were multiple public meetings in Zanesville to talk about the chance the local operation would be merged into Columbus, but it did not happen. Postal Service spokesman Victor Dubina says the organization faces one of the most difficult...

April 14, 2010 - 4:37pm
4 years 6 days ago


Procrastinators will be out in full force Thursday at the post office.

With the April 15 tax deadline looming, Zanesville Post Master, Steve Williams, says the post offices will be fully staffed and ready for Thursday. While mail traffic is heavier than normal on tax day, Williams says he expects it to be down this year.

"There are nearly 82 percent that filed electronic, so it is becoming more and more of nonevent for us," says Williams.

If you need to...

March 10, 2010 - 3:46pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Taking a trip to your mailbox on Saturdays could become a thing of the past. The United States Postal Service is in the initial stages of discussing the elimination of Saturday deliveries.

"We have to run an organization and stay viable for the future. We have to eliminate cost somewhere, " says Zanesville Postmaster, Steve Williams.

The volume of mail going through post offices across the country has declined over the past several Postmaster Williams says it's a drop...

December 9, 2009 - 7:07pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The Post Office is helping kids around the area who still need to get their letters to Santa this year.

As it collects the letters, it will send them to the North Pole.

"We take it up with a sled. It takes us awhile to get it there, but we get it there, " says Zanesville Postmaster Steve Williams.

Every child will know that Santa has gotten their letters because the big guy himself will write back a response.

"I wish I was there to see each kid and...

December 8, 2009 - 5:32pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

There's only a couple of weeks left until Christmas, and if you're looking to send some holiday greeting cards or packages, the Post Office has a few dates for you to keep in mind.

If you plan on sending mail or packages oversees and want them to get there by Christmas, you should send those items by this Friday, December 11th.

As for sending items within the US, those need to be post marked and mailed by Monday, December 21st, but Zanesville Postmaster Steve Williams says the...

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