In the Lima Ohio News columnist Jim Krumel suggests the USPS was less than truthful in responding to press inquiries about the Lima plant’s consolidation into Toledo, which was the subject of a recent Inspector General report:
When the newspaper contacted the U.S. Postal Service in November about the ongoing problem, spokesman David Walton of the Cincinnati District said he was unaware of any service issues. We joked in November that Walton didn’t know about the complaints because his mail was still stuck in Toledo. That was funny then, not so much anymore.
On Friday, we learned that the Cincinnati District received 610 complaints and another 410 were received by the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General. That was made public in an audit released by the Inspector General’s Office. The audit basically admitted the Postal Service failed in almost every way possible when it closed the Lima facility.
It appears that either Walton or his public relations staff are either incompetent or they simply lied to us.