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Vehicle sales 'slumped a little bit'

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Huron County sales tax collection is off to a good start in 2019.

Auditor Roland Tkach has released the February report which reflected November sales.

The county’s portion of sales tax collected was $827,246. The January and February reports each have shown increases compared to 2018.

“I’m very encouraged by our local numbers,” Tkach said. “It would appear sales tax is steady as she goes.”

Mom-and-pop stores made up 33 percent of the newest numbers, while big-box stores accounted for 31 percent.

Liquor sales were up 13.9 percent compared to the same time a year ago. Vehicle sales were at 19 percent.

“Vehicle sales slumped a little bit,” Tkach said. “But I am seeing a lot of temporary tags out there.”

The auditor stressed the importance of shopping within Huron County.

“Shopping local benefits everyone,” he said.

Tkach is looking forward to the March sales tax report which will reflect December sales.

“I’m hoping the Christmas shopping season was brisk in Huron County,” he said.

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