UTICA — It is illegal in the United States for individuals and organizations to put material in other people’s mailboxes. The mailboxes are for properly stamped or metered mail that has been delivered by a postal service employee.
The News has been informed that members of the Ohio Liberty Coalition are placing anti-school-levy materials into the mailboxes of people in the North Fork school district. That is against the law, confirmed Capt. George Hartz of the Mount Vernon Police Department.
The Utica Post Office has been notified of the situation, as has the Ohio Elections Commission.
Individuals receiving unlawfully distributed material should return it directly to the post office or give it to their postal carrier or put the flag on the mailbox up and the carrier will collect it and take it to the post office.
An effort will then be made to determine the origin of the material and the individual[s] responsible for its distribution.
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