3-county sales-tax collections down from this time last year

YOUNGSTOWN — Sales-tax collection across the Mahoning Valley in August failed to keep pace with the gains made in the previous six months, and in most cases, came in under 2011 revenues.

The figures, reported by the Ohio Department of Taxation, are delayed because of the 60-day turnaround required for merchants to report the figures and the time it takes for the Department of Taxation to process the funds and send them out to both the state and its 88 counties.

August was a low point for both Mahoning and Columbiana counties, while Trumbull managed to collect more this year than last.

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