Post office could be delivered elsewhere

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Postal Service officials told Dayton City Commissioners Wednesday they want to move the North Dayton Post Office.

“This is simple economics,” says USPS Real Estate Specialist Rick Hancock. “We don’t need 8,000 square feet. We need 1,000 square feet. We don’t need an older building. We need a newer building.”

Hancock says the postal service is consolidating where its carriers pick up the mail they deliver. If those carriers aren’t reporting to the North Dayton facility anymore, much of the space will go unused.

“This is a relocation of retail services to a smaller facility that’s close to where we currently are,” Hancock says.

Where the facility may be moved depends on what’s available, but city leaders want it to stay nearby..

“We do hope the new site will remain in the city of Dayton,” says Mayor Nan Whaley. “That would be a priority.”

Hancock says the process of moving the post office could take up to a year.

Wynema Mebane is one of the people who would like the North Dayton Post Office to stay where it is.

“People have to travel outside their neighborhoods just to get to their own postal service,” Mebane says. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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