By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
8:16 PM EST, January 26, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service has moved up by one year the scheduled closing of a mail processing center in Martinsburg.
The closure, which was scheduled for 2014, now will occur no later than late summer of this year.
The Martinsburg operation will be consolidated with a processing center in Baltimore, saving $1.4 million annually.
The Martinsburg center was to close last year, but it was pushed back to 2014 after members of the state’s congressional delegation intervened.
The Postal Service said the move reflects the decline in mail at the processing center.
It is not clear if the 13 workers at the processing center will lose their jobs or be transferred.