Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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:

  • Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (Cuyahoga County)
  • Brown County Educational Service Center – 2014 (Brown County)
  • Brown Local School District (Carroll County)
  • Buckeye Online School for Success (Columbiana County)
  • Campbell City School District (Mahoning County)
  • Conneaut Area City School District (Ashtabula County)
  • Dawson-Bryant Local School District (Lawrence County)
  • Fairbanks Local School District (Union County)
  • Fairfield City School District (Butler County)
  • Fairland Local School District (Lawrence County)
  • Geauga County Educational Service Center (Geauga County)
  • Hancock County Educational Service Center (Hancock County)
  • Lakewood City School District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Lima-Allen Regional Planning Commission (Allen County)
  • Lorain-Medina Community Based Correctional Facility (Lorain County)
  • Maple Heights City School District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Mid-East Career and Technology Center (Muskingum County)
  • St. Clairsville-Richland City School District (Belmont County)
  • Union Local School District (Belmont County)
  • Wadsworth City School District (Medina 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:
    o Ethics referrals
    o Questioned costs less than $10,000
    o Lack of timely report submission
    o Reconciliation
    o Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    o Findings for recovery less than $100
    o Public meetings or public records 
A full copy of these audits may be found online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 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.

Brittany Halpin
Press Secretary