Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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:

  • Ashland County-West Holmes Joint Vocational School District (Ashland County)
  • Canton Local School District (Stark County)
  • Consortium of Northwest Ohio (Henry County)
  • Copley-Fairlawn City School District (Summit County)
  • Fairfield County Educational Service Center
  • Findlay Digital Academy (Hancock County)
  • Hamilton Alternative Academy (Franklin County)
  • Indian Valley Local School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Jonathan Alder Local School District (Madison County)
  • Knox County Career Center
  • London City School District (Madison County)
  • Ross-Pike Educational Service District (Ross County)
  • Valley View Local School District (Montgomery County)
  • Western Local School District (Pike 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 
  • No other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity.

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 5,900 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.

Beth Gianforcaro
Press Secretary