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Shortage of mail carriers causes delays in Globe delivery

USPS said those missed today should get their mail on Thursday

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WORTHINGTON — Globe subscribers in a large area of Worthington will not receive their newspaper, or mail delivery, today due to a shortage of workers at the U.S. Post Office.

A supervisor at the local post office said the staff shortage is due to employees being out sick or on vacation. The staff shortage is expected to last through next week.

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“We have three carriers trying to deliver 3,000 households,” the supervisor said, adding that the postmaster, supervisors and counter clerks have all been called into action to help deliver the mail.

There were no substitutes available to call in today, the supervisor said, and unionized rural route carriers cannot deliver in-town routes.

Among the addresses where mail and newspapers will not be delivered today are Smith, 10th and Apel avenues and Sixth, Eighth, 11th, 13th, Lake, Winifred, McMillan, Bristol and Dover streets.

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The supervisor said residents who did not receive their mail and newspaper today should receive them on Thursday.

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