Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Thursday, April 6, 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:

  • Arts and College Preparatory Academy (Franklin County)
  • Bellevue City School District (Huron County)
  • Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission (Jefferson County)
  • Buckeye Hills Hocking Valley Regional Development District (Washington County)
  • Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District (Sandusky County)
  • Crestwood Local School District (Portage County)
  • Cuyahoga Falls City School District (Summit County)
  • Delphos City School District (Allen County)
  • Goshen Local School District (Clermont County)
  • Hillsboro City School District (Highland County)
  • Indian Hill Exempted Village School District (Hamilton County)
  • Mapleton Local School District (Ashland County)
  • Morgan Local School District (Morgan County)
  • North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (Seneca County)
  • Northeast Ohio Consortium Council of Governments (Geauga County)
  • Northeastern Local School District (Clark County)
  • Perrysburg Exempted Village School District (Wood County)
  • Polaris Career Center (Cuyahoga County)
  • Portsmouth City School District (Scioto County)
  • Three Rivers Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Western Reserve Local School District (Huron County)
  • Williamsburg Local School District (Clermont County)
  • Wood County Educational Service Center (Wood 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