2017

22
Jun
Late Payments, Alcohol Purchases Cost Village of Wellsville $19,176

Two former Village of Wellsville (Columbiana County) fiscal officers racked up more than $19,000 in penalties and interest by failing to make payments on time during 2014 and 2015.

21
Jun
Audit Releases for Thursday, June 22

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

20
Jun
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

20
Jun
Lake Metroparks Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lake Metroparks (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The park district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Jun
The City of Strongsville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Strongsville (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Jun
City of Willoughby Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Willoughby (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Jun
Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 20

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

16
Jun
Auditor Yost Announces Audit of Ohio Department of Education’s Disciplinary Process

Auditor of State Dave Yost has directed auditors to review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints following an internal review showing more than half of those people identified in a 2012 Columbus City Schools data scrubbing scandal had not been disciplined.

15
Jun
City of Brunswick Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brunswick (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Jun
City of Vandalia Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Vandalia (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

14
Jun
Audit Releases for Thursday, June 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 15, 2017.

13
Jun
Health Insurance Opt-out Payments Exceeded Allowable Rates at Liberty Township

Liberty Township (Delaware County) improperly paid a combined $12,447 in health insurance opt-out payments to three employees, state auditors found. 

13
Jun
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

13
Jun
Central Ohio Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The transit authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jun
Mecca Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Mecca Township (Trumbull County) on the "unauditable" list.

12
Jun
Paulding County Agricultural Society Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Paulding County Agricultural Society on the "unauditable" list.

12
Jun
Village of Martinsville Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Martinsville (Clinton County) on the "unauditable" list.

12
Jun
Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 13

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 13, 2017. 

08
Jun
Audit Finds Former Leetonia Police Chief Managed Secret Village Bank Accounts

A former Village of Leetonia (Columbiana County) police chief managed two secret bank accounts from which he paid himself more than $14,000, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

08
Jun
Former Village of Aberdeen Fiscal Officer Indicted for Theft

The former fiscal officer of the Village of Aberdeen (Brown County) has been indicted for theft in office stemming from money he allegedly stole from village utility, income tax and copying payments. 

08
Jun
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

07
Jun
Audit Releases for Thursday, June 8

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, June 8, 2017.

06
Jun
Elementary School Secretary Held Accountable For Missing Funds

State auditors issued a $557 finding for recovery against an elementary school secretary for library fines and student fees that went missing during 2016. 

06
Jun
Performance Audit Recommends $1 Million in Savings to Help City of Portsmouth

The City of Portsmouth (Scioto County) could see annual savings of nearly $374,000 and claim one-time benefits of $639,000 based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

06
Jun
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

06
Jun
City of Brecksville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brecksville (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jun
Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Jun
Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 6

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

01
Jun
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

31
May
Audit Releases for Thursday, June 1

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 1, 2017.

30
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

26
May
Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 30

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

25
May
Special Audit Uncovers Abuse, Misspending at Lawrence County ESC

A special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost cites more than $300,000 in findings for misuse of public funds at the Lawrence County Educational Service Center (ESC).

25
May
Shuttered Columbus Charter School Owes State $340,770

A charter school shut down by its sponsor in 2015 has yet to repay any of the $340,770 it owes to the state, according to a closeout audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

25
May
Performance Audit Recommends $4.6 Million In Savings For Delaware City School District

The Delaware City School District (Delaware County) could save nearly $4.6 million based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
May
Village of Yorkville Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Yorkville (Jefferson County) on the “unauditable” list.

25
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

25
May
City of Powell Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Powell (Delaware County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

24
May
Audit Releases for Thursday, May 25

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 25, 2017.

23
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

23
May
City of Kettering Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Kettering (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
May
Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 23

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

18
May
Audit Finds City of Girard Paid Sales Tax in Error

The City of Girard (Trumbull County) paid a vendor $1,259 in sales tax even though the city is exempt from such taxes, state auditors found.

18
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

17
May
Audit Releases for Thursday, May 18

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 18, 2017.

16
May
Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 16

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

16
May
Former Smithfield Employee Owes an Additional $18,126

The amount of misspent tax dollars continues to climb at the Village of Smithfield (Jefferson County), where the latest financial review by the state found a former employee overpaid herself by $18,126.

16
May
Lack of Documentation Leads to $672 in Findings at Greenville Public Library

The Greenville Public Library (Darke County) did not maintain proper supporting documentation for $672 spent during 2015 and 2016, state auditors found.

16
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

12
May
Bogus Checks Use Name of Auditor, Account of County Treasurer

Forged Checks Purport to be from State Auditor’s Account

State and local authorities are investigating the cashing of three forged checks appearing to be from an account controlled by the Auditor of State’s office. 

11
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

10
May
Audit Releases for Thursday, May 11

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, May 11, 2017.

09
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

08
May
Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

04
May
Nearly $43K in Findings Issued in 2013 Audit of Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy

2014 Audit Shows Significant Improvement with No Findings for Recovery

The 2013 state audit of the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy released today cites $42,967 in misspent tax dollars, raising the total amount identified at the charter school to more than $700,000 since 2007.

04
May
Audit Identifies $4,745 in Overpayments, Unsupported Checks at Central Ohio Charter School

A financial audit of a Columbus charter school cited seven individuals for $4,745 in improper payments and discovered a possible ethics violation.

04
May
Unpaid Employee Taxes Lead to $7,355 in Penalties, Interest at Joint Fire District

A former fiscal officer racked up $7,355 in penalties and interest by failing to pay employee taxes for seven years, according to an audit of the Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District (Clinton County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
May
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

04
May
Former Treasurer Repays Funds Swindled From Agricultural Society

A former treasurer who paid scammers $60,491 with Madison County Agricultural Society funds finished repaying the entity in March, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
May
Jersey Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Jersey Township (Licking County) on the “unauditable” list.

04
May
Village of Macksburg Financial Records “Unauditable”

A lack of financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Macksburg (Washington County) on the “unauditable” list.

03
May
Audit Releases for Thursday, May 4

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 4, 2017.

27
Apr
Statement from Auditor Yost on Release of Central State University From Fiscal Watch

Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued the following statement regarding the release of Central State University (Greene County) from fiscal watch by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

27
Apr
City of Massillon Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the City of Massillon (Stark County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than three years.

24
Apr
Former Board of Elections Director Enters Guilty Plea

Former Franklin County Board of Elections Director William A. Anthony Jr. today pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of securing writings by deception.

19
Apr
Auditor Yost to Discuss Perkins Local School District Performance Audit, District Cost-Cutting

Auditor of State Dave Yost is scheduled to visit the Perkins Local School District in Erie County today to note the progress district officials have made to head off projected operating deficits and to mark the release of a performance audit recommending $1.7 million in additional spending reductions to augment the district’s own stringent efforts.

18
Apr
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

17
Apr
Former Mt. Sterling Mayor, Village Staff Member Are Indicted on Theft Counts

A former mayor and the current administrative assistant of the Village of Mt. Sterling were indicted by the Madison County grand jury on a variety of theft counts, following an investigation by local law enforcement and the Ohio Auditor of State.

17
Apr
Bellaire Local School District to Receive First Shared Services Feasibility Study

Efficiency-Boosting Studies are Outgrowth of House Bill 5

Auditor of State Dave Yost today approved the Bellaire Local School District (Belmont County) to receive the first shared services feasibility study conducted by his office.

17
Apr
Bellaire Local School District Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Bellaire Local School District (Belmont County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than seven years.

17
Apr
Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 18

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

13
Apr
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

13
Apr
Hudson City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Hudson City School District (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Apr
Twinsburg City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Twinsburg City School District (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Apr
Audit Releases for Thursday, April 13

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, April 13, 2017.

12
Apr
New Bulletin to Bring Additional Clarity to AG Opinion on Health Insurance Reimbursement

By the Auditor of State’s Office

One of the more common findings in township financial audits relates to the improper reimbursement of out-of-pocket health care costs. 

11
Apr
Treasurer’s Failure to Pay Employee Taxes Leads to $15,907 in Penalties, Interest

The Mahoning Valley Regional Council of Government (Mahoning County) was charged $15,907 in late fees, penalties and interest for failing to pay withheld income taxes and pension contributions during 2014 and 2015, state auditors found.

11
Apr
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

10
Apr
Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 11

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

06
Apr
Medicaid Examination Finds $378,068 in Overpayments to Riverside Local School District

The Riverside Local School District’s (Lake County) former billing company erroneously doubled the amount of Medicaid services it billed to the state, contributing to $378,068 in overpayments to the district.

06
Apr
State Auditors Find $36,676 in Medicaid Overpayments to Provider in Clark County

A Medicaid examination by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office found a provider in Clark County was overpaid by $36,676 from 2012 through 2014.

06
Apr
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

06
Apr
Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Apr
Audit Releases for Thursday, April 6

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 6, 2017. 

04
Apr
Former Village of Smithfield Employees Owe $43,479

A group of former Smithfield (Jefferson County) employees owe the village $43,479, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
Apr
Former Athletic Director Owes Talawanda Schools $5,750 for Missing Ticket Funds

A former athletic director owes the Talawanda City School District (Butler County) $5,750 for ticket revenue and change funds that went missing, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Apr
Financial Audit Discovers Pike County Child-Support Payments Missing

State auditors today issued a finding for recovery against an employee of Pike County Jobs and Family Services after determining that child-support payments totaling $1,280 were handled improperly.

04
Apr
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

04
Apr
Statement from Auditor Yost on Pending Release of Owens State Community College from Fiscal Watch

Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued the following statement regarding the pending release of Owens State Community College from fiscal watch by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

03
Apr
Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 4

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 

30
Mar
Performance Audit Recommends Millions in Savings for Parma City School District

State auditors today offered $6 million in savings recommendations to help the Parma City School District (Cuyahoga County) alleviate its financial stress. 

30
Mar
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

30
Mar
Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District (Brown County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Mar
Lakota Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lakota Local School District (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Mar
Oak Hills Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Oak Hills Local School District (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Mar
Little Miami Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Little Miami Local School District (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

29
Mar
Audit Releases for Thursday, March 30

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 30 2017. 

28
Mar
Former Secretary Bought TV, Groceries with Agricultural Society Credit Card

A former secretary used the Wyandot County Agricultural Society’s credit card to purchase $2,786 in personal items including purses, groceries and a TV.

28
Mar
Audit Finds Unauthorized, Unsupported Payments at Village of Port Jefferson

The Village of Port Jefferson (Shelby County) paid a part-time employee $1,500 in unauthorized wages over a span of two years, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

27
Mar
Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 28 2017.

23
Mar
Auditor Yost announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

22
Mar
Audit Releases for Thursday, March 23

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 23 2017.

21
Mar
Fraud, Illegal Spending Uncovered at Correctional Facility in Southern Ohio

Fraud and misuse of public funds plagued a southern Ohio correctional facility, where state auditors and investigators found employees forged receipts, stole property and illegally spent thousands of tax dollars across the country on liquor, hotels and a strip club.

21
Mar
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

20
Mar
Audit Releases for Tuesday, March. 21

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 21 2017. 

17
Mar
Former Mt. Sterling Official Pleads Guilty to Falsification

Victoria L. Sheets, the former bookkeeper in the Madison County village of Mt. Sterling, pleaded guilty today to falsification for assisting a village administrator to obtain his pension benefits early. 

17
Mar
Auditor Yost to Hold Cyber Fraud Prevention Training in Eight Ohio Communities

With cyberattacks on governments increasing, Auditor Dave Yost today announced a series of training seminars to help local government leaders in Ohio combat cyberattacks. Already, more than 560 local officials have registered for the free training.

16
Mar
Auditor Yost announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

15
Mar
Audit Releases for Thursday, March 16

Audit reports are released semi-weekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, March 16 2017

14
Mar
Audit Cites Incomplete Documentation for $12,388 in Stipends at ESC of Central Ohio

Six board members at the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio failed to provide complete documentation to support their spending of stipends, state auditors found. 

14
Mar
Auditor Yost announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

14
Mar
New Boston Local School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the New Boston Local School District (Scioto County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

14
Mar
North Olmsted City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the North Olmsted City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

13
Mar
Auditors Issued 414 Citations for Public Records Violations in 2016

State auditors issued 414 public records-related citations to 357 public entities in calendar year 2016, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today, the first day of Sunshine Week.

13
Mar
Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 14

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 14 2017.

09
Mar
ECOT Audit Findings Prompt Statewide Review of E-School Data Capabilities

State auditors found the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow did not have adequate systems in place to capture the specific amount of time students spent engaged in learning, a finding that constitutes a material weakness in the online charter school’s financial controls. 

09
Mar
Village of Blanchester Audit Finds Unsupported, Improper Expenditures

An audit of the Village of Blanchester (Clinton County) uncovered $3,411 in credit card purchases from 2013 and 2014 that lacked supporting documentation or did not serve a proper public purpose.

09
Mar
Woodmore Schools Overpaid Three Employees in Error

The Woodmore Local School District (Sandusky County) mistakenly overpaid three employees by a combined $3,411, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

09
Mar
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

09
Mar
Rocky River City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Rocky River City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Mar
Auditor Yost Seeks Improvements to Credit, Debit Card Laws

By the Auditor of State’s Office

Combing through heaps of local government bank records, auditors over the years have uncovered credit and debit card charges for lavish trips, jewelry and a whole lot of alcohol – all at the expense of Ohio’s taxpayers.

08
Mar
Audit Releases for Thursday, March 9

 The following audits will be released Thursday, March 9,  2017.

07
Mar
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

07
Mar
Worthington City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Worthington City School District (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

07
Mar
Streetsboro City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Streetsboro City School District (Portage County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

07
Mar
East Knox Local School District Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the East Knox Local School District (Knox County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than two years.

06
Mar
Former Mt. Sterling Village Administrator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Former Mt. Sterling Village Administrator Joseph A. Johnson today was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing from his Madison County community. Johnson was indicted in July on 30 counts stemming from his misuse of village credit cards to purchase vehicles, automotive equipment and other miscellaneous items.

06
Mar
Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 7

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 7,  2017.

02
Mar
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

02
Mar
West Geauga Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the West Geauga Local School District (Geauga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

01
Mar
Audit Releases for Thursday, March 2

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 28,  2017. 

28
Feb
Streamlining Operations Could Save Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati $1.9 Million

The sewer district that serves the greater Cincinnati area could trim costs by $1.9 million without impacting services to citizens, according to a performance audit released today that showed some of the district’s costs are higher than its peers.

28
Feb
State of Ohio Single Audit Released

The annual review of the state’s federal financial assistance programs for FY 2016 was released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

28
Feb
Auditor of State’s Office Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Auditor of State’s office received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2016 fiscal year end Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

28
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

28
Feb
New Albany-Plain Local School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the New Albany-Plain Local School District (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Feb
Toledo City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Toledo City School District (Lucas County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Feb
Athens City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Athens City School District (Athens County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Feb
Miamisburg City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Miamisburg City School District (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Feb
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 28

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 28,  2017.

23
Feb
Southwest Ohio School Districts Paid Combined $28,569 to Substitute Who Wasn’t Certified

Two neighboring school districts hired a substitute educational aide who never obtained required certification for the positions, according to audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

23
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

22
Feb
Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 23

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 23,  2017.

21
Feb
Medicaid Examination Finds Nearly $200,000 in Overpayments to Transportation Company

Unqualified drivers provided dozens of transportation services for a Medicaid company based in Scioto County, contributing to nearly $200,000 in overpayments from the state, auditors found.

21
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

21
Feb
Big Walnut Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Big Walnut Local School District (Delaware County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Feb
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 21

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 21, 2017. 

16
Feb
Northeast Ohio Medicaid Providers Owe More than $1 Million

Examinations of four northeast Ohio Medicaid providers identified more than $1 million in overpayments this week, according to reports released by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

16
Feb
City of Huron Overpayment Amount Doubles After Improper Pay Rates Aren’t Corrected

For the second year in a row, the City of Huron (Erie County) paid three council members at rates they received illegally, raising the amount they owe to $39,600.

16
Feb
Cincinnati Charter School Audit Identifies $1,331 Double Payment

A charter school in Cincinnati issued a duplicate payment to an employee who reported the initial check lost; however both checks were cashed, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

16
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

16
Feb
Findlay City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Findlay City School District (Hancock County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

16
Feb
Sycamore Community City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Sycamore Community City School District (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Feb
Updated ‘Fiscal Physical’ Shows Fayette County Not in High Stress

Updated financial data for Fayette County shows the entity is not in high fiscal stress. The recently-released Financial Health Indicators tool identified Fayette as one of 16 cities and/or counties that had the characteristics of highly stressed entities. 

15
Feb
Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 16

 The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. 

14
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

14
Feb
Canal Winchester Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Canal Winchester Local School District (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

14
Feb
Keystone Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Keystone Local School District (Lorain County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Feb
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 14

 The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

09
Feb
Jefferson Township Local School District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Jefferson Township Local School District (Montgomery County) on the “unauditable” list.

09
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

09
Feb
Heath City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Heath City School District (Licking County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

08
Feb
Auditor Yost, legislators announce legislation to curb fraud in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In an effort to curb fraud in Ohio’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Auditor of State Dave Yost, Rep. Tim Schaffer and Sen. Matt Huffman announced new  legislation to require photos of many recipients on the state’s SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.

08
Feb
Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 9

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

07
Feb
Former Fairfield County Treasurer’s Office Employee Pleads Guilty on Charges Related to Theft

Former Fairfield County Treasurer’s Office employee Christina Fox pleaded guilty this morning to first-degree misdemeanor counts of attempted theft in office and receiving improper compensation. 

07
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

06
Feb
Village of Woodlawn Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete bank reconciliations and financial records, including a lack of financial statements, prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Woodlawn (Hamilton County) on the “unauditable” list.

06
Feb
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 7

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

02
Feb
Audit of Dayton City Schools Issues $6,593 Finding Against Travel Company

A travel company did not promptly refund the Dayton City School District (Montgomery County) for a $6,593 field trip overpayment, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

02
Feb
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Manchester Local School District (Adams County) has received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

01
Feb
Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 2

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

31
Jan
Former Columbus Charter School Employees Owe $4,119

A payroll error caused two employees to receive a combined $4,119 in overpayments after they resigned from a now-closed Columbus charter school, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

31
Jan
Audit Identifies $7,183 in Overpayments at Village of Walbridge

The Village of Walbridge (Wood County) overpaid five employees by a total of $7,183 in 2014, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

31
Jan
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

31
Jan
Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The bureau’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

31
Jan
Beachwood City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Beachwood City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

31
Jan
Princeton City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Princeton City School District (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

31
Jan
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Jan
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 31

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

25
Jan
Auditor Yost Releases New ‘Fiscal Physical’ Tool to Help Cities and Counties Avoid Fiscal Stress

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost today released a new tool to help cities and counties better assess their financial health and make informed budgetary decisions to avoid potential future fiscal stress.

25
Jan
Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 26

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.

24
Jan
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

24
Jan
Shaker Heights City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Shaker Heights City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

24
Jan
Gahanna-Jefferson City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Gahanna-Jefferson City School District (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Jan
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

19
Jan
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

19
Jan
Kettering City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Kettering City School District (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Jan
Westerville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Westerville City School District (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

18
Jan
Statement from Auditor Yost Regarding Report on Implementation of Charter School Reforms

Auditor of State Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s new report on the implementation of Ohio charter school reforms.

18
Jan
Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 19

 The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

17
Jan
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

17
Jan
Highland Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Highland Local School District (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jan
Beavercreek City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Beavercreek City School District (Greene County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jan
Summit County Educational Service Center Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Summit County Educational Service Center by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The center’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jan
Fairview Park City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Fairview Park City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jan
Mentor Exempted Village School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mentor Exempted Village School District (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Jan
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 17

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

12
Jan
Guyan Township unknowingly paid cell phone bills for former trustee’s wife

A former Guyan Township (Gallia County) trustee duped the township into paying his wife’s cell phone bills, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

11
Jan
Hamilton Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Hamilton Township (Lawrence County) on the “unauditable” list.

11
Jan
Defiance County Regional Airport Authority Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Defiance County Regional Airport Authority on the “unauditable” list.

11
Jan
Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 12

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

10
Jan
Goshen Township officials accepted in-term pay increases

A Goshen Township (Tuscarawas County) trustee and former fiscal officer violated state law by accepting in-term pay increases through a health benefits program, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Jan
Performance audit: Facility optimization could reward BWC with $2.5 million boost

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) could realize a $2.5 million positive financial impact through facility optimization, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
Jan
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

10
Jan
Springfield Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Springfield Local School District (Lucas County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan
Greeneville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Greenville City School District (Darke County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan
Sandusky City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Sandusky City School District (Erie County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan
Butler County Technology & Career Development School qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Butler County Technology and Career Development Schools (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan
Springfield City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Springfield City School District (Clark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan
Mayfield City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mayfield City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

“Accurate bookkeeping enables school districts to focus on their chief duty – education,” Auditor Yost said. “The school district’s clean audit demonstrates its commitment to both its students and taxpayers.”

10
Jan
Berea City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Berea City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Jan
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 10

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

05
Jan
Mason City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mason City School District (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Jan
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The institute’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

04
Jan
Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 5

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.