Postal Service to hold hearing to address closing

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Postal Service to hold hearing to address closing

Toledo Blade – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said in a telephone interview with The Blade and other Ohio news organizations Wednesday that there were fears Toledo would be closed in January.

Mr. Brown said he has introduced legislation that would do several things to help the Postal Service gain stability. He said Congress should free the postal service from having to pre-fund its pension obligations for 75 years. He called that a “unique” requirement that costs the mail service more than $5 billion a year.

Mr. Brown also said the post office should be allowed to do more retail services, including selling licenses and shipping beer and wine. The bill would also preserve six-day delivery.

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