Local Auto Sales Dip 14.3% as Virus Impact Lands

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The first signs of the financial impact of the coronavirus on the auto industry showed in March, as local dealerships posted a 14.3% decline in sales of new and used cars. New-car sales totaled 2,255 in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties last month, down 17.2% from a year ago. Used-car sales fell 10.9% to 2,007. Topping the monthly new-car sales chart released by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association was Sweeney Chevrolet, Boardman, with 163, dow

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