(12/10/2012)
After a lengthy closure struggle, the US Post office at Auburn, Ritchie County will remain open, but with limited hours, likely two hours a day.

The announcement was made during a town hall meeting.

Auburn resident and activist Phyllis Grove says the reduced hours is because of decreased revenue.

The post office will be reviewed annually.

"We would like to encourage everyone to support our local post office in any way they can," said Grove.

Groves said many customers dropped their box rentals anticipating closure.

"Our sympathy is with the other communities that have lost their post offices," Grove concluded.

The United States Postal Service said they lost over $15 billion last year.

They've been closing distribution plants across the country, and they've had plans to close down huge numbers of local post offices, mostly in rural areas.

A few months ago, they announced a new plan to save money and keep providing the service, but with changes.

See   UPDATE: THOUSANDS OF RURAL POST OFFICES TARGETED FOR CLOSURE - Former Auburn Postmistress Says It Saves Little Money


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