YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The United States Postal Service has temporarily delayed the closure of the processing center in Youngstown.

Postal service officials stress that plans to consolidate the Youngstown operation with Cleveland has not changed.

The consolation was to be complete by July.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2013 with the consolation of the outgoing mail process.

Similar changes in Toledo were also postponed.

The closures and consolidations are part of comprehensive plan to make the postal service operational. Volume is down two percent and First Class mailing, which is the most profitable, is down 53 percent over the last ten years.