Postal workers picket creeping closures

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Although the closure of a local mailing center and five area post offices was temporarily delayed a few weeks ago, Toledo postal workers took to the streets to picket on Wednesday.

The protesters, stationed in front of the Main Post Office, urged the public to attend an upcoming forum about the Toledo mail processing center's future. According to published reports, U.S. Postal Service representatives will be on hand Thursday to explain their proposal for shutting the facility on South St. Clair Street down.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater.

Budget woes pushed USPS to consider closing 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices nationwide. The centers will stay open until at least May 15, 2012 while lawmakers work out a possible permanent deal to keep them open.