Residents dismayed by possible closures


By AMY GAREIS    News-Herald Staff Writer

DEERSVILLE – Residents are speaking out against potential closures of rural post offices, with one community generating a petition to keep theirs going. The U.S. Postal Service previously announced a review to potentially close 3,700 post offices, including those in Deersville, Piedmont and New Athens.

Pictured above is the New Athens Post Office, one of the sites that could be closed amid ongoing financial struggles within the U.S. Postal Service.  Featured in this week print edition are some of the U.S. Postal Service alternative  options and comments from residents of the communities that may be affected.