Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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

  • Avon Lake City School District (Lorain County)
  • City of Canfield (Mahoning)
  • City of Columbiana (Columbiana County)
  • Crestview Local School District (Columbiana County)
  • Elgin Local School District (Marion County)
  • Joint County Waste Management District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Lakeview Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Madeira City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Manchester Local School District (Adams County)
  • Niles City School District (Trumbull County)
The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:
  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • Public meetings or public records

Full copies of these audits can be found online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,600 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary
(614) 728-7198