Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays, and local post offices will remain open for business Saturdays. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and those costs are escalating …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
What does the U.S. Post Office price increase mean to you?
The US Post Office is increasing the price of stamps and other shipping on Jan. 27. How much? A penny on the stamp -- increasing it from 45 to 46 cents. Shipping packages with Priority Mail will be going up too, anywhere from 45 cents to as much as $1.40 per box. Years ago, we might have rushed out to the post office to buy one-cent stamps or Forever stamps or using up the old stamps before the price jump. But nowadays you can pay your bills online and send electronic greeting cards, so do you even need to mail anything anymore? How often do you use the post office? Do you use another shipping service like UPS or FedEx when you ship packages? Tell us all about it in our comment section.
Friday, January 13, 2012
City offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, Jan. 16 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most government businesses will not be open. According to Cuyahoga Falls City Hall, all city offices are closed Monday. Both Cuyahoga Falls USPS locations will be closed and mail will not be delivered, according to the 2nd Street location. Banks closed: Banks Open: