Branches in West Liberty, Belle Center also targeted for operations change
A second wave of local post offices will have retail hours of operation cut by at least a quarter, according to an ongoing review by the United States Postal Office.
However, the USPS does seek to re-institute 24-hour lobby access at nearly all locations, including the Zanesfield post office branch at 2856 Sandusky St., Zanesfield.
It’s all part of what the postal service calls its POST Plan. The idea is to reduce hours of operation at lower-volume post offices to avoid having to close any altogether, Christy Giardino told residents Thursday during a community meeting at the Tri-Valley Fire Department.
Ms. Giardino is postmaster at a mid-size post office branch near Hocking Hills. She’s been tasked by USPS to work with various post office branches and residents to schedule hours of operation commensurate with how much mail passes through the branch.
Hours at the Zanesfield post office will be reduced by 1.75 hours per day. Retail hours of operation at the window will be available for six hours per day, between 8 a.m. to noon, and 2 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Window hours on Saturday are unaffected, and will remain 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., she said.