Postal Service gets rid of some mailboxes in Dayton

The U.S. Postal Service has decommissioned at least a handful of blue mailboxes in downtown Dayton, citing weak mail volumes at the collection points.

Mailboxes next to City Hall, the Dayton municipal and Montgomery County courts buildings, the Dayton Public Schools administration building and along West First Street have notices attached saying the collection points were scheduled for removal, many with deadlines that passed earlier this month.

The notices say recent studies found these boxes had insufficient mail volumes.

The decommissioned mailboxes in downtown are within blocks of mailboxes that remain in service.

A couple of mailboxes with posted removal notices are right next to boxes that appear to still be in operation.

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