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January 25, 2013

O’Donnell appointed Cumberland postmaster

City native has been filling position on interim basis

CUMBERLAND —  Sean O’Donnell will be officially installed as Cumberland postmaster today, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

A Cumberland native, O’Donnell, 42, is only the second locally selected candidate for the position since the elimination of political appointees and the 40th postmaster to assume duties at the Cumberland facility. O’Donnell, who has been serving as acting postmaster since August 2011, replaces Edwin Turner.

“I look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the high standard of service that they have come to expect from the Cumberland facility,” O’Donnell said.

The Cumberland Post Office has grown dramatically since late 1794, now serving more than 35,000 homes and businesses.

“I’m excited and proud to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of providing excellent service to Cumberland and the surrounding communities,” O’Donnell said.

As Cumberland postmaster, O’Donnell manages a work force of approximately 113 employees. He is responsible for delivery of 170,000 pieces of mail daily with 27 city routes and 10 rural routes. His area of responsibility includes the Cumberland Main Post Office at 215 Park St., three branch offices and processing mail for 48 associate offices in the 215/267 ZIP code areas. O’Donnell will also oversee the Bulk Mail Entry Unit and two contract postal units.  

O’Donnell is a graduate of Bishop Walsh High School and West Virginia University. He resides in the Ridgeley, W.Va., area.

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