USPS Clerk Angie Vanover
Long before online bill paying and smart phones were the norm, the United States Postal Service was holding its own while handling billions of pieces of mail per year. Smaller offices didn't make money, but they weren't designed to make money. Instead they were there to serve the public. Over the years, they were allowed to continue their operations because the larger offices compensated for their loss of revenue. But that was then.
In May of 2011, the Dayton Post Office was officially closed, just 6 months after USPS announced a list of nearly 3,700 proposed post office closures. While the Dayton closing could have been prevented or at least delayed by an increase of revenue, a last minute plea to our citizens to support our post office fell on deaf ears and USPS was forced to close down the Dayton branch.
As a result, I have visited the Bellevue Post Office 3 times a week for the past 5 years. It's a great place to visit and their clerk, Angie Vanover is always very courteous and helpful. The chances are, before long, the Bellevue Post Office could be the next one on the chopping block due to a lack of revenue. And that would be a real shame.
Submitted by: Mike Lenz
Dayton Community News