2019

23
May
Compliance Examination Finds Afinity Healthcare Solutions Owes Ohio Medicaid Over $1M

State auditors found that a Hamilton County provider of home health and personal care aid services improperly billed the state for more than $1 million in work was ineligible for payment from the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

23
May
Audit Finds Village of Milan Fiscal Officer Overpays Herself Almost 3k

An audit report released today, covering fiscal years 2016 and 2017, issues a finding for recovery against Mary Bruno, the former fiscal officer for the Village of Milan in Erie County.

20
May
Columbus Regional Airport Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report

15
May
Auditor Faber Releases Franklin Township from Fiscal Caution

Today Auditor of State Keith Faber released Franklin Township (Richland County) from fiscal caution status.

13
May
The City of Powell Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
May
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

08
May
Audit Advisory for Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday May 9, 2019.

30
Apr
Auditor Faber Issues Statement Regarding Public Corruption Indictments in Dayton

In response to the press conference by Department of Justice Southern District of Ohio, Auditor of State Keith Faber issued the following statement

30
Apr
Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that, in April, the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

30
Apr
The City of Kettering Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Apr
Toledo City Schools Superintendent Improperly Spends School Dollars

Auditor of State Keith Faber released an audit report today that finds Toledo City School District superintendent, Dr. Romules Durant spent $959 on purchases that were against school policy or lacked a proper public purpose.

22
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019.

19
Apr
Local Government Levy "Dont's"

As we approach the spring election season, here is a friendly reminder of what practices local government should avoid when it comes to levy and bond issues. 

17
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019.

16
Apr
Green Township Fiscal Officer Racks Up Over 2k in Late Fees

An audit released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber orders former fiscal officer Pamela Otworth to repay Green Township (Scioto County) $2,229 for a late fee incurred on the township’s commercial loan agreement.

16
Apr
Auditor Issues Over 16k in Findings for Recovery against Local School Officials

An audit released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber on Stow-Munroe Falls City School District (Summit County) exposes several instances of school officials misspending school district funds.

15
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019.

11
Apr
Former Vinton County Local School District Secretary Guilty of Theft, Auditor Issues Findings for Recovery

In an audit released today, Auditor of State Keith Faber issues a finding for recovery for $5,344 against Gayle Huff, the former high school secretary for Vinton County School District. 

10
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019.

08
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019.

04
Apr
Audit on Townsend Community School Highlights Need for Clearer Funding Guidelines for Blended Learning Community Schools

An audit report released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber finds that Townsend Community School, a blended learning school in Erie County, operated out of compliance with Ohio law. The situation illustrates deficiencies in Ohio’s current law controlling how blended learning community schools operate.

04
Apr
Auditor of State Office Provides Recommendations to Field Local School District in Performance Audit

A performance audit released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber provides Field Local School District (Portage County) with recommendations to address their self-reported projected deficit condition over the next five years.

03
Apr
Audit Advisory for Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, April 4, 2019. 

02
Apr
Audit of Harrison Township Uncovers Illegally Spent Funds Noncompliance, Material Weaknesses

An audit report released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber on Harrison Township in Perry County includes findings for recovery and exposes a myriad of other problems relating to the township’s finances.

02
Apr
Audit Finds The Capella High School Fails to Accurately Track Attendance

A state audit released today reveals The Capella High School (Summit County) owes the Ohio Department of Education $18,384 for overstating student attendance.

02
Apr
Audit: Findings for Recovery Issued against Charter School Director

An audit released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber exposes $1,986 of debit card purchases made without supporting documentation by the director of Westside Academy in Franklin County.

01
Apr
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

29
Mar
Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that, in the month of March, the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

28
Mar
Former Guidance Counselor Owes Almost $1k to Garaway Local School District

A former guidance counselor, indicted for theft in office, owes $998 to Garaway Local School District, state auditors found.  

27
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019.

26
Mar
Auditor Faber Issues Findings for Recovery for $271k against Former City of Hilliard Recreation Deputy Director

In an audit report released today on the City of Hilliard (Franklin County), Auditor of State Keith Faber issues a finding for recovery for $271,898 against Heather Ernst, former city Deputy Director of the Recreation and Parks Department.

26
Mar
Former Village Police Chief Owes $3.5k for Improperly Spending Public Funds

An audit released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber issues findings for recovery for $3,652 against Clinton Brown, former police chief for the Village of New Vienna (Clinton County).

26
Mar
Report Finds Former Village of Lynchburg Administrator Owes $2,215

An audit released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber issues findings for recovery against Tamara Anne Pierre, former Village Administrator for the Village of Lynchburg (Highland County).

25
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019.

20
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019.

19
Mar
Village of Fletcher Fiscal Officer Racks Up 1k in Late Fees

An audit released by Auditor of State Keith Faber today orders former Fiscal Officer Julie Vaughan to repay the Village of Fletcher in Miami County $1,085 for a late fee on a loan payment.

18
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019.

14
Mar
Auditor Faber Releases 2018 City of Cincinnati Audit Report

Auditor of State Keith Faber has released the 2018 financial audit report on the City of Cincinnati today.

14
Mar
Village of Belmore Released from the Auditor of State’s “Unauditable” List

This week, due to the restoration of their financial records, Auditor of State Keith Faber removed the Village of Belmore from the Auditor of State’s “unauditable” list.

13
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019.

11
Mar
Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award with Distinction Winners

Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following school districts have received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for their clean audit report.

11
Mar
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019

The Auditor’s office releases audit reports semiweekly and will release the following audits on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019.

11
Mar
City of Niles Emerges from Fiscal Emergency After More than 4 Years

Auditor of State Keith Faber released the City of Niles (Trumbull County) from fiscal emergency today because of their improved financial practices and elimination of fund deficits. 

07
Mar
State of Ohio Audit Released

Auditor of State Keith Faber released the annual audit of the state’s federal financial assistance programs for FY 2018 today. 

06
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019

The Auditor’s office will release the following audits on Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019.

05
Mar
Report Finds $70,000 in Illegal Expenditures by Lincoln Heights Village Manager

An audit released today by Auditor of State Keith Faber issues findings for recovery against Rebecca Hopkins, former manager of the Village of Lincoln Heights (Hamilton County).

04
Mar
Findlay City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entity has received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for its clean audit report:

04
Mar
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Mar. 5, 2019

The Auditor’s office will release the following audits on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019.

28
Feb
JobsOhio Compliance and Control Engagement Report Posted

In compliance with their statutory obligation, the Auditor of State and JobsOhio posted the compliance and control audit of JobsOhio today.

28
Feb
Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that, in the month of February, the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports

27
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

The Auditor’s office will release the following audits on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

26
Feb
Auditor Keith Faber Declares Niles City School District is in Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Keith Faber today placed Niles City School District in a state of fiscal emergency after the school district failed to comply with their state approved financial recovery plan. 

26
Feb
Auditor Keith Faber Places the Village of Harrisburg in Fiscal Caution

Significant deficiencies and material weakness, indeterminable fund balances, and unreconciled journals and ledgers has prompted Auditor of State Keith Faber to place the Village of Harrisburg (Franklin County) in a state of fiscal caution.

26
Feb
City Day Community School Audit Finds Superintendent Commits Ethics Violation

An audit report released today finds that Crystal Gilbert-Mosley, superintendent for City Day Community School in Montgomery County, improperly hired her mother and daughter as substitute teachers. 

26
Feb
Audit Finds Polly Fox Academy Fails to Accurately Track Attendance

A state audit released today reveals Polly Fox Academy (Lucas County) owes the Ohio Department of Education $49,962 for inaccurate student attendance data reporting

26
Feb
Property Owner Improperly Bills Ohio University, Owes School Over $20k

An audit report released today issues a finding for recovery for $20,449 against John A. Wharton for improperly billing Ohio University (Athens County) for improvements to his personal property.

26
Feb
Audit Uncovers Phoenix Academy Owes $2.1 Million

An audit released today shows Phoenix Academy (Lucas County) owes the Ohio Department of Education roughly $2.1 million for inaccurate attendance reporting

25
Feb
Four School Districts Qualify for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that four entities have received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for their clean audit reports

25
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

The Auditor's office will release the following audits on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

20
Feb
Audit Advisory for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

The following audit reports are scheduled for release on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

19
Feb
Audit Finds First Time Learners Academy Inaccurately Tracks Attendance

A state audit released today for First Time Learners Academy (Franklin County) issues findings for recovery for inaccurate attendance reporting and an unsupported expenditure. 

19
Feb
Two School Districts Qualify for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that two school districts have received the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

18
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

The Auditor's office will release the following audit reports on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. 

13
Feb
Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

The Auditor’s office will release the following audits on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

11
Feb
Audit Advisory for Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

The Auditor's office will release the following audits on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019. 

11
Feb
Auditor of State Award with Distinction

The following school districts have returned clean audit reports, and their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction 

07
Feb
Beavercreek Township Audit Reveals Lack of Timely Payments

A financial audit released today orders Fiscal Officer Christy Ahrens to repay Beavercreek Township $2,015 for late fees and interest because of untimely payments.

06
Feb
Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

The Auditor's office will release the following audits on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

04
Feb
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019

The Auditor’s office will release the following audits on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019.

29
Jan
Mecca Township Removed from the Auditor of State’s “Unauditable” List

Due to the restoration of their financial records, the Auditor of State’s office has removed Mecca Township (Trumbull County) from the “unauditable” list after over 22 months.

28
Jan
Audit Releases for the Week of Jan. 28, 2019

The following audits will be Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday Jan. 31, 2019

22
Jan
Audit of Village of Rockford Questions Debit Card Purchases

A state audit released today questions spending by a former volunteer with the Village of Rockford.

22
Jan
Audit of Dayton Early College Academy Reveals More Than 44k in Findings

A state audit of Dayton Early College Academy in Montgomery County reported $44,725 in improper credit card purchases between January 2010 and February 2017.

22
Jan
Audits Report Public Money Overpaid and Under Billed in Smith Township and Village of Sebring Fire and EMS Contract

A state audit issued today for Smith Township reports an overpayment of $48,716 from the Township to the Village of Sebring fire and EMS. Additionally, a separate audit issued today for the Village of Sebring reported a finding for recovery of public monies for $110,020 against the Village fire chief James Cannell and Smith Township.  

15
Jan
Audit Reports Unauthorized Payments to Former Murray City Fiscal Officer

A state audit released today reports unauthorized pay of $6,100 to a former Village of Murray City (Hocking County) fiscal officer who is facing theft charges.

10
Jan
Former Struthers Employee Received Unemployment Benefits Despite Conviction

A conviction for tampering with records should have disqualified a former City of Struthers (Mahoning County) employee from receiving more than $800 in unemployment benefits, state auditors reported today. 

10
Jan
Legislature Should Review Charter School Lease Practices, Auditor’s Report Recommends

Shortcomings in Ohio law governing charter school facility leases create the opportunity for practices that could enrich private companies while shortchanging Ohio’s students and taxpayers, a report by Auditor of State Dave Yost has found.

10
Jan
Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Tallmadge City School District (Summit County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

10
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.

09
Jan
Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 10

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.

08
Jan
St. Clair Township Released from Fiscal Emergency

St. Clair Township has regained financial stability after spending more than four and a half years in a state of fiscal emergency, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today. 

08
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.

08
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 district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

07
Jan
Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 8

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. 

03
Jan
Audit Reports Debit Card Misuse at Village of Green Camp

A state audit released today questions debit card spending of almost $2,500 by a former Village of Green Camp official.  

03
Jan
Audit Details Theft of Almost $70K From Strongsville City School District

A state audit released today shows the extent of a theft committed by a former Strongsville City Schools employee who was sentenced in October to nine months in prison. 

03
Jan
Report Finds $85,000 in Undocumented Spending by Pike County Convention Bureau Chief

The executive director of the Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau used the bureau’s credit card and checking account to pay for $85,390 in undocumented expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

03
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.

03
Jan
Three School Districts Qualify for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Recent financial audits of the following entities by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office have returned clean audit reports. Their excellent record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

02
Jan
Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 3

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.