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West Virginian enjoys life as UPS delivery driver, musician


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Johnny Staats of Sandyville drives a UPS truck on weekdays and plays music on the weekends.
(Photo submitted by UPS)

SANDYVILLE, W.Va.  — For many years, Johnny Staats has worked for UPS during the weekdays and played the mandolin at shows on the weekends.

Staats of Jackson County intends to keep this same schedule — at least until he retires in a few years.

Staats, a well-known musician across the country, started working for United Parcel Service, or UPS, on June 15, 1988 as a package sorter at the company’s Customer Center on Gihon Road in Parkersburg. He graduated from Ripley High School in 1987.

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