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Burglary reported at mail facility

Police, along with federal postal inspectors, are investigating a burglary at a Michigan City-area post office facility used daily to deliver hundreds of pieces of mail.

December 23, 2013 11:47 am

Leave your light on for letter carrier's safety

Those of us who live on the east side of the Lakeside subdivision in Highland need to put our porch lights on each day, now that it gets dark so early.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Five-day mail delivery will save USPS $2 billion

GUEST COMMENTARY: Five-day mail delivery will save USPS $2 billion

A recent article regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to move to five-day delivery of mail and six-day delivery of packages begs clarification.

June 18, 2013 12:00 am

Saturday mail delvery goes the way of the caboose

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

A box gets a 900-pound hug on the compression table at the UPS Package Design and Testing Lab in Addison, Ill. UPS tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-looking equipment to see what type of packaging can withstand the trip from supplier to customer,…

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS packaging engineer Preeti Agrawal tests a packed box using a drop impact tester that simulates a box traveling through the small parcel system at the UPS Package Design and Testing Lab in Addison, Ill. UPS tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-lo…

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

ADDISON, Ill. | It looks like a torture chamber for cardboard and bubble wrap. At a lab in suburban Chicago, UPS Inc. tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-looking equipment. The point is to see what type of packaging can withstand the trip from supp…

December 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Wildcats communicate the old-fashioned way

Wildcats communicate the old-fashioned way

CROWN POINT | First-graders in Romie Kabella’s class at St. Mary Catholic Community School surprised their families with letters recapping their first-grade experience.

May 18, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: We're all to blame for postal center demise

MARK KIESLING: We're all to blame for postal center demise

When I was born, a first-class postage stamp cost 3 cents.

February 27, 2012 12:00 am

'Sixth Sense' solution could save 28K postal jobs

Cutting 28,000 jobs in the U.S. Postal Service in today's economy is ludicrous, and such talk shows a true lack of imagination and initiative on the part of the postmaster general's office.

December 09, 2011 12:00 am

Visclosky wants Gary mail center off closure list

INDIANAPOLIS | As the U.S. Postal Service looks to cut costs by closing half its mail processing centers nationwide, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will fight to keep the Gary Processing and Distribution Center open.

December 05, 2011 7:00 pm

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Dealing with unsolicited advertising

Some consumers find unsolicited advertisements useful; others find them a useless burden.

July 23, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't send postal jobs away from Gary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't send postal jobs away from Gary

Enshrined in Article One of the U.S. Constitution is the authorization to establish a postal system for the United States.

June 30, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Postal Service must shed excess capacity

The Postal Service is facing a financial crisis. With the economic downturn and increased diversion to the Internet, mail volume has dropped drastically. The decline in volume has left the Postal Service with a mail processing network that is too large for the amount of mail it now processes.

June 28, 2011 12:00 am

Mayor: Don't scale back Gary post office

GARY | Mayor Rudy Clay said he is disappointed at the possibility of scaled back operations at the U.S. Postal Service's Gary Processing and Distribution Center.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am
Postal Service to evaluate Gary distribution center

Postal Service to evaluate Gary distribution center

GARY | The U.S. Postal Service will look into consolidating some of its operations at its Gary Processing and Distribution Center into its South Bend center.

February 28, 2011 12:30 pm

State to save $200K by ending mailings of paper tax forms

INDIANAPOLIS | Add that big packet of tax forms arriving in your mailbox just after New Year's Day to the list of items replaced by technology.

December 30, 2010 12:00 am

USPS: Clear off snow, ice for smooth mail delivery

INDIANAPOLIS | As letter carriers in Indiana deliver mail in the aftermath of recent heavy snow, the United States Postal Service requests cooperation from homeowners and businesses.

December 17, 2010 12:00 am

Last mail pickup at office drop boxes is at noon holiday eves

U.S. Postal Service branches in Northwest Indiana have announced various hours of business nearing the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

December 14, 2010 12:00 am

Postal service in Dyer is getting worse by stages

Have you experienced a slowdown in your Dyer mail service? It now takes an extra two days for both my outgoing and incoming mail. Why?

November 14, 2010 12:00 am
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