Press Releases

13
Dec

Cuyahoga Falls City School District Could Save $5.5 million annually, Performance Audit Shows

Cuyahoga Falls City School District could save $5.5 million annually and avoid a projected 2023 deficit of more than $22 million by adopting the recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Dec

Report Details Ohio’s Flawed E-School Funding System, Recommends Solutions

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released a report detailing significant flaws in Ohio’s system for funding online charter schools and recommending a number of fixes to the Ohio legislature.

13
Dec

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.

13
Dec

Pike County Joint Vocational School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Pike County Joint Vocational School District 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.

12
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 13

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 

11
Dec

Former Bridgeport Fiscal Officer Owes More Than $22,300

State auditors today ordered a former Bridgeport fiscal officer to repay more than $22,300 to the Belmont County village.

10
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 11

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.

06
Dec

Addiction Treatment Program Owes $11M to Ohio Department of Medicaid

Overpayment to Richland County Company is Largest Since Auditor Yost Took Office in 2011

A Mansfield-based addiction treatment program owes almost $11 million to the state for services that were unsubstantiated or ineligible for reimbursement from the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

06
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District (Mahoning County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

05
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 6

 The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. 

04
Dec

Village of Bridgeport Placed in Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today placed the Village of Bridgeport in a state of fiscal emergency after the village defaulted on outstanding debts.    

04
Dec

Shuttered Charter School Still Owes $195K to State

A former charter school located in Scioto County never repaid $195,000 it received from the state due to inflated student attendance data, according to an audit released today.

04
Dec

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
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 4

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. 

29
Nov

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Jefferson Water and Sewer District (Franklin County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

28
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, Nov. 29

The following audits will be released Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

27
Nov

Audit: Food Vendor Didn’t Pay Rental Fees of $122K to Franklin County Vets Memorial

A food vendor’s failure to pay nearly $122,000 in rental fees to the former Franklin County Veterans Memorial went undetected for years, state auditors reported today.  

27
Nov

Audit: Former Employee Stole Student Fees from Shawnee Local School District

A former secretary who stole $34,400 from the Shawnee Local School District targeted payments made by students and their parents for field trips, yearbooks and other fees. 

27
Nov

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.

27
Nov

Berkshire Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Berkshire Local School District (Geauga 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.

26
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 27

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. 

20
Nov

Newton Township Released From Fiscal Caution

Newton Township in Trumbull County has regained financial stability after spending six years in a state of fiscal caution, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today.

19
Nov

Legislation Proposed Today to Ensure Financial Resources for Ohio Counties of Capital Crimes Involving Multiple Victims and Defendants

When a multi-defendant capital crime occurs in a county with limited resources, local officials may be unable to seek justice because of the extraordinary cost of prosecuting such a case. Today, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost was joined by Senator Bob Peterson and Representative Shane Wilkin to call for legislation to address the financial strain on a community brought on by cases involving multiple victims and defendants.

19
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 20

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. 

15
Nov

City of Chillicothe Released from Fiscal Caution

The City of Chillicothe has restored its financial health after spending six years in a state of fiscal caution, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today.

15
Nov

Rush Township, Scioto County, Released From Fiscal Caution

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released Rush Township in Scioto County from fiscal caution – a designation it has held since 2014.

15
Nov

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.

14
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, Nov. 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

13
Nov

Overpaid Trustees Owe $1,392 to Elk Township

Officials at Elk Township owe $1,392 to the Vinton County community for overpayments they received in 2017, state auditors reported today. 

13
Nov

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.

09
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 13

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

08
Nov

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.

07
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, Nov. 8

The following audits will be released Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

25
Oct

Ohio Attorney General and Auditor of State Offer Manual of Best Practices to Secure Property Rooms

Securing and protecting evidence is a necessity for the justice system, and a new manual created jointly by the offices of the Ohio Attorney General and the Auditor of State provides the state’s law enforcement agencies with best practices in the management of property and evidence rooms, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today.

23
Oct

Audit of Wayne Township Reports More Than $13K in Findings

A state audit of Wayne Township reported about $13,500 in misused levy proceeds, improper reimbursements and overdue cemetery revenue from 2015 and 2016.

23
Oct

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the City of Wauseon (Fulton County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

23
Oct

Worthington City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Worthington City School District (Franklin 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.

22
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 23

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. 

22
Oct

Former Fiscal Officer Indicted for Theft of Nearly $100K

A former fiscal officer is facing theft in office charges for allegedly stealing almost $100,000 from Liberty Township in Guernsey County.

18
Oct

Lincoln Heights Village Manager Indicted for Theft in Office Totaling Nearly $67,200

A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted the former village manager of Lincoln Heights for theft in office stemming from her alleged misuse of a village credit card and other funds totaling nearly $67,200.

18
Oct

Former Paulding County Soil and Water District Employee Indicted

The former program administrator of the Soil and Water Conservation District of Paulding County was indicted on theft in office and tampering with records charges.

17
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, Oct. 18

The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

16
Oct

Village of Manchester Ends Longest Fiscal Emergency in State History

Financial stability has returned to the Village of Manchester, where officials and citizens have spent the past 21 years navigating the longest financial crisis in state history. 

15
Oct

Pickaway Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial statements prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Pickaway Township (Pickaway County) on the “unauditable” list.

15
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 16

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

11
Oct

FHI Data Show Spending Exceeds Revenues in 100 Ohio Cities

Cities Challenged to Address Buildings, Infrastructure and Other Capital Needs

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released a report on the latest Financial Health Indicators for Ohio’s cities and counties which shows 100 cities are spending more than they take in and are relying on reserves to stay in the black. The data also show delayed investment by many of Ohio’s 247 cities into capital assets, such as buildings, infrastructure and other large capital purchases.

11
Oct

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.

10
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, Oct. 11

The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

09
Oct

Convicted Clerk-Treasurer Owes Additional $2,300 to Village of Mogadore

A former clerk-treasurer who pleaded guilty to theft in January for stealing from the Village of Mogadore owes an additional $2,300 to the Summit County village, state auditors found. 

09
Oct

Performance Audit Recommends $1.58 Million in Savings to St. Marys City School District

The St. Marys City School District (Auglaize County) could achieve annual savings of slightly more than $1.58 million through staff reductions and other measures recommended in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Oct

Fiscal Officer Paid for Hotel Stay, College Tuition with Fire District’s Credit Cards

The fiscal officer of a disbanded northeast Ohio fire district charged about $12,000 to the district’s credit cards for personal expenses and failed to document another $10,000 in spending, according to a report released today. 

09
Oct

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.

05
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. 

04
Oct

City of Galion Emerges from Fiscal Emergency After More than 14 Years

The City of Galion has achieved financial stability by erasing $8 million in fund deficits and addressing a $4.4 million treasury deficiency, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today. 

04
Oct

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
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, Oct. 4

The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. 

02
Oct

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.

02
Oct

Four Entities 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.

01
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 2

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.

30
Sep

Public Universities, Colleges Would Like Help With Clery Reporting, Auditor’s Survey Finds

Ohio’s public universities and colleges face a number of challenges in fulfilling the federal mandate to report campus crime statistics and detail campus security policy and procedures, according to a survey of these institutions conducted by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The survey makes clear that universities and colleges would welcome help from the state in fulfilling their obligations under the law known as the Clery Act.

28
Sep

Former Columbiana County Police Sergeant Indicted on Seven Felony Counts Involving Theft, Burglary

A former St. Clair Township (Columbiana County) police sergeant has been indicted on seven felonies, including theft in office, for falsely claiming overtime. 

27
Sep

Former Somerset Police Chief Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail

Former Somerset Police Chief Jeremy VanDermark was sentenced today to 90 days in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail for one count of theft in office, a fourth-degree felony, for using the Perry County village’s credit card to pay for personal purchases for his family’s personal vehicles, testosterone supplement and other transactions. The total cost of his improper purchases is nearly $5,737.

27
Sep

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.

27
Sep

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The housing authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

Former Allen County Schools Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

An employee of the Shawnee Local School District (Allen County) pleaded guilty today to theft in office and grand theft for stealing more than $56,000 from the district and an affiliated booster organization.

26
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 27

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

25
Sep

Ohio State University Could Leverage Efficiencies and Process Improvements to Save $6.4 Million, Performance Audit Finds

By optimizing use of printers and copiers; adopting consistent, efficient hiring and financial transactions processes, and moving computer servers to cost-effective data centers, The Ohio State University could save more than $6.4 million annually and better support its educational goals, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
Sep

Four Cities, One County 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.

24
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 25

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

21
Sep

Ohio Auditor’s Chief of Local Government Services Unice Smith Recipient of Hugh Dorrian “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Unice Smith, chief of the Ohio Auditor of State’s Local Government Services Section, on Thursday received the Hugh Dorrian “Lifetime Achievement Award” recognizing her service to the public and through the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with integrity throughout her career.

20
Sep

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.

20
Sep

Two Entities 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.

19
Sep

Ohio Auditor’s Special Report Highlights Cost-Saving Resource Available to Public School Districts

Performance audits of school districts have produced more than $138 million in savings recommendations since 2011

Spending is expected to exceed revenue for 93 percent (569) of Ohio’s public school districts over the next five years, according to a new report from Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office. Fortunately, more than half of these districts have carryover balances that will keep them in the black through the period. 

19
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 20

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

18
Sep

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.

18
Sep

Three Cities 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.

18
Sep

Walnut Township Fiscal Officer Ordered to Step Down Following Guilty Plea

A Fairfield County judge today ordered the fiscal officer of Walnut Township to resign by Oct. 31 for unlawfully recommending her sister for a job with the township. 

14
Sep

$779K in Findings Reported in Special Audit of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District

Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued about $779,000 in findings for recovery against the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County and seven companies that did business with the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD). 

13
Sep

Audit of Medical Marijuana Program Finds Numerous Mistakes, Inconsistent Application of Scoring Rules

Auditors Question Authority of Commerce Department Issuing Additional Licenses

The Ohio Department of Commerce exceeded its legal authority when it awarded two additional licenses to cultivators in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, according to the results of an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office.

13
Sep

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.

13
Sep

City of Conneaut Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Conneaut (Ashtabula County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Sep

Ohio Auditor of State’s Office Wins National Award for ‘Fiscal Physical’ Tool

The Ohio Auditor of State’s “Financial Health Indicators” (FHI) tool has earned a Government Experience Award from the Center for Digital Government, recognizing the office for its achievement in technology. 

12
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 13

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. 

11
Sep

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.

11
Sep

City of Westlake Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Westlake (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 11

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

06
Sep

Audit: Sheriff’s Office Employees Should Have Paid for Own Meal Expenses

Employees of the Portage County Sheriff’s Office spent $1,516 of the county’s funds at restaurants instead of eating pre-paid food that was already provided at training seminars during 2017. 

06
Sep

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.

05
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 6

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. 

04
Sep

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.

04
Sep

Eight Entities 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.

31
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 4

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. 

30
Aug

Former Youngstown Mayor, Finance Director Indicted on Public Corruption Charges

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost, and Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Gains today announced that a Mahoning County grand jury has indicted the former mayor and finance director of Youngstown on public corruption charges. The indictment is part of an ongoing public corruption probe of corrupt activity which includes a Poland, Ohio, businessman who was previously indicted on corruption charges last year.

30
Aug

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Sandusky County-Seneca County-City of Tiffin Port Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

30
Aug

Five Cities 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.

29
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 30

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. 

28
Aug

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.

28
Aug

Four Cities 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.

27
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 28

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. 

23
Aug

Former Cemetery Employee Owes District Nearly $6K for Missing Revenue

A former employee of an Ashtabula County cemetery district is on the hook for almost $6,000 in revenue that never made it to the bank, according to an audit report released today.

23
Aug

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:

23
Aug

City of Moraine Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

 A recent financial audit of the City of Moraine (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 23

 The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. 

21
Aug

Two Entities 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. 

21
Aug

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:

21
Aug

Audit Holds Ex-Veterans Service Officials Accountable for $75K in Losses

An audit of Licking County released today names two former administrators of the Veterans Service Commission responsible for more than $75,000 in financial losses.

21
Aug

Performance Audit Recommends $3.4 Million In Savings to Howland Local School District

The Howland Local School District (Trumbull County) could achieve annual savings of slightly more than $3.4 million through staff reductions and other measures recommended in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 21

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

16
Aug

Auditor’s Report: Pharmacy Benefit Managers Take Fees of 31% on Generic Drugs Worth $208M in One-Year Period

Geographic Price-Spread Disparities Found in Medicaid Pharmacy Payments

Ohio's Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) charged the state a “spread” of more than 31 percent for generic drugs – nearly four times as much as the previously reported average spread across all drugs, according to a new report by Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Aug

Auditor Yost Releases Village of Tiro from Fiscal Emergency

The Village of Tiro has achieved financial stability after spending almost six years in a state of fiscal emergency, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today.  

16
Aug

Two Entities 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.

15
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 16

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. 

14
Aug

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.

14
Aug

Three Cities, Two Counties 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.

13
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 14

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. 

09
Aug

Village of Somerset Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft in Office

Former Somerset Police Chief Jeremy VanDermark pleaded guilty today to theft in office for using the Perry County village’s credit card to pay for personal purchases for his family’s personal vehicles, testosterone supplement and other transactions. The total cost of his improper purchases is nearly $5,737.

09
Aug

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.

09
Aug

Five Entities 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.

08
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 9

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

07
Aug

Lawrence County ESC Spent Another $234K of Former Charter School’s Funds in Error

The latest audit of the Lawrence County Academy attributes nearly $234,000 in spending errors to the former charter school’s sponsor and treasurer.

07
Aug

Three Cities 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.

06
Aug

Results of Auditor’s Review of Pharmacy Benefit Managers Will Be Released to Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee

Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today the review by his staff regarding the fees retained by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to handle the state’s pharmacy management will be released to the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee at its Aug. 16 meeting.

06
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 7

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

03
Aug

Gov. Kasich Signs Credit Card Reform Legislation Into Law

Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 312 into law Thursday, establishing new safeguards to combat credit card abuse at Ohio’s local governments. 

02
Aug

Cincinnati Charter School Overpaid Employee by Almost $4K

A Cincinnati charter school miscalculated the pay of a former employee, causing him to receive $3,885 he did not earn, state auditors found.

02
Aug

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.

02
Aug

Two Cities, One Library 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.

01
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 2

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

01
Aug

Legislative Update: Bill Seeks to Enhance Accountability, Transparency of Councils of Governments

By Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State

Legislation approved by the Ohio Senate in April seeks to improve accountability of the state’s Councils of Governments (COGs) and give my office authority to force the consortiums to make their existence known.

31
Jul

Ex-Director of Jefferson Emergency Rescue District Sentenced for Theft, State Releases Audit

A former director of the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District (Ashtabula County) will serve two years of probation and repay $1,032 for falsifying his time sheets, a judge ruled recently.

31
Jul

Auditors Report More Problematic Credit Card Spending at Village of Blanchester

The Village of Blanchester’s failure to maintain receipts for more than $7,000 in credit card purchases yielded audit citations from the state for the second audit in a row. 

31
Jul

Performance Audit Recommends $429,300 in Savings to Waterloo Local School District

The Waterloo Local School District (Portage County) could achieve annual savings of $429,300 through staff reductions and other measures recommended in a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
Jul

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.

31
Jul

Three Cities, One Township 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.

30
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 31

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 31, 2018. 

26
Jul

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.

26
Jul

Five Cities, One Transit Authority 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.

25
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 26

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 26, 2018. 

24
Jul

Audit Details Former Employee’s Theft from Village of Windham

A former employee of the Village of Windham (Portage County) tried to conceal her theft of almost $5,000 by tampering with the village’s utility billing system, according to an audit released today. 

24
Jul

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.

24
Jul

Six Cities, One County 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.

23
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

19
Jul

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.

19
Jul

Cuyahoga County Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cuyahoga County Public Library by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

18
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 19

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 19, 2018.

17
Jul

City of Louisville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Louisville (Stark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jul

Shawnee Local Schools Employee Indicted on Theft Charges

An employee of the Shawnee Local School District (Allen County) is facing theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $56,000 from the district and an affiliated booster organization.

16
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 17

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 17, 2018. 

12
Jul

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:

12
Jul

Three Cities, One County 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.

11
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 12

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, July 12, 2018.

11
Jul

Auditor’s Report Urges School Districts to Adopt Policies to Govern Use of Online Fundraising

Across Ohio, hundreds of teachers are using crowdfunding – online fundraising – to generate donations to provide materials to enhance the educational experience of their students. A new report and survey from Auditor of State Dave Yost found that many school districts do not have policies to guide teachers and administrators on how to use crowdfunding properly. The report provides best practices for districts considering these policies.

10
Jul

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:

10
Jul

Three Cities 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.

09
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 10

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

05
Jul

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.

05
Jul

Three Entities 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.

03
Jul

Northeast Ohio Company Owes Ohio Medicaid $910K

A Stark County provider of behavioral health services billed the state almost $840,000 for services that were ineligible for payment from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), state auditors found. 

03
Jul

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
Jul

Four Entities 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.

03
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 5

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 5, 2018.

02
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 3

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

28
Jun

Darke County Village Misspent Thousands of Public Funds on Contest Prizes

The Village of Wayne Lakes misspent thousands of tax dollars on a golf cart, kayak and other prizes that it gave to citizens during 2015 and 2016, according to a state audit released today.

28
Jun

Auditors Issue Finding Against Former Court Employee as Investigation Continues

A state audit released today details a theft of almost $175,000 by a former employee of the Lucas County Clerk of Courts office, who was sentenced last week to jail time for theft in office. 

28
Jun

Performance Audit Recommends More than $640,000 in Savings to Help Belpre City School District

The Belpre City School District (Washington County) could achieve average annual savings of $641,400 based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

28
Jun

Trustees Return Overpayments to Ashtabula Township

A pair of Ashtabula Township (Ashtabula County) trustees have returned overpayments of $618 that they received in 2016, according to a state audit released today.

28
Jun

Ward Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Auditor of State Dave Yost declared Ward Township “unauditable” today after its fiscal officer failed to provide financial statements required for an audit. 

28
Jun

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.

28
Jun

Three Cities 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.

27
Jun

Auditor Yost to Hold Cyber Fraud Prevention Training in Licking County

A cybersecurity expert from Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office will lead a free training seminar in Licking County to help law enforcement and local government officials combat the growing threat of cyberattacks on local government. 

27
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 28, 2018.

27
Jun

Passage of Credit Card Reform Bill Provides Enhanced Protections for Tax Dollars

State lawmakers have passed new protections for credit cards used by local governments, legislation Auditor of State Dave Yost called for following a special report on credit card abuse issued by his office last year. 

27
Jun

Statement from Auditor Yost on Passage of Additional Reforms for E-schools in S.B. 216, H.B. 87

The following statement can be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding reforms contained in S.B. 216 and H.B. 87.

26
Jun

Study: Medicaid Shouldering Soaring Number of Opioid Addicts as Opioid Epidemic Continues

A new report by the Ohio Auditor of State’s office shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis (dependence, abuse or overdose) climbed 430 percent between 2010 and 2016, with the state now providing assistance to a soaring number of Ohioans addicted to opioids. 

26
Jun

Performance Audit Recommends $272,200 in Savings to Geneva Area City School District

The Geneva Area City School District (Ashtabula County) could achieve annual savings of $272,200 based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

26
Jun

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.

26
Jun

Three Entities 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.

25
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 26

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

21
Jun

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.

20
Jun

Auditor Yost Issues Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 4

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the passage of Senate Bill 4.

19
Jun

Township’s $35K Overpayment to Company Flew Under the Radar for Almost 2 Years

Spring Valley Township overpaid a road repair company by more than $35,000 in 2015 and failed to realize the mistake until state auditors discovered it almost two years later.

19
Jun

Auditor Yost to Host Free Cybersecurity Training in Miami County

A cybersecurity expert from Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office will lead a free training seminar Wednesday in Piqua (Miami County) to help law enforcement and local government officials combat the growing threat of cyberattacks on government. 

19
Jun

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.

19
Jun

Four Entities 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.

18
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 19

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 19, 2018. 

14
Jun

Niles City School District Returns to Fiscal Watch

Auditor of State Dave Yost today elevated the Niles City School District to a state of fiscal watch after its Board of Education failed to put forth a financial recovery plan.

14
Jun

Village of Belmore Financial Records “Unauditable”

Auditor of State Dave Yost today declared the Village of Belmore “unauditable” after the Putnam County village ignored repeated requests for financial records.

14
Jun

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.

13
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 14

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 14, 2018. 

12
Jun

Audit Details Fiscal Officer’s Theft from Village of Alexandria

A newly-released audit of Alexandria reveals the extent of a theft committed by the village’s former fiscal officer Laura Vanscoy Andrews.

12
Jun

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.

12
Jun

Two Entities 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.

11
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 12

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 12, 2018. 

07
Jun

Audit Shows DAS Ignored Bidding Requirements for IT Contracts

Audit Recommendations Would Strengthen Controls in Bidding Requirements

Officials in the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) ignored state bidding requirements in awarding some contracts to information technology vendors. However, because of control weaknesses in the procurement process, it’s impossible to verify whether the state overpaid for services.

07
Jun

Former London City Auditor Sentenced to Jail, Probation for Theft in Office

Former London City Auditor Nicholas Szabo was sentenced this morning to 28 days in jail and two years of probation following his plea of guilty last month to a fourth-degree felony count of theft in office. 

07
Jun

Auditor Yost to Host Cyber Fraud Prevention Training in Chillicothe

Law enforcement officials and public officials are encouraged to attend

With cyberattacks on governments increasing, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost today announced a free training seminar will be held in Chillicothe to help law enforcement and local government officials combat cybercriminals. 

06
Jun

Legislators Pass Amendment Requiring JobsOhio, State Auditor Collaboration on Performance Audits

Legislation passed today by the Ohio Senate would require the Auditor of State’s participation during performance audits of JobsOhio, the state’s privatized economic development agency. 

06
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 7

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 7, 2018.

05
Jun

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.

05
Jun

City of Brunswick Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brunswick (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

04
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 5

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

31
May

City of Alliance Elevated to Fiscal Watch

Auditor of State Dave Yost today elevated the City of Alliance (Stark County) to a state of fiscal watch after city officials failed to put forth an acceptable financial recovery plan. 

31
May

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.

31
May

Two Entities 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.

30
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 31

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 31, 2018. 

29
May

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.

29
May

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

A recent financial audit of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 29

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 29, 2018. 

24
May

Goshen Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Goshen Township (Tuscarawas County) on the “unauditable” list.

24
May

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:

23
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 24

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 24, 2018.

22
May

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.

22
May

Lake Metroparks Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Lake Metroparks (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The entity’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 22

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

17
May

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.

17
May

Laketran Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Laketran (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The transit authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

16
May

Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas Receives Ohio Auditor’s Public Integrity Award

Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas was awarded the Auditor of State’s Public Integrity Award today for the support his office provided during an investigation of York Township. 

16
May

Bill to Toughen Penalties for Theft in Office Approved by Senate

Legislation that would stiffen the penalties for public employees convicted of theft in office and alleviate some of the financial burden for their victims was approved today by the Ohio Senate in a unanimous vote.

16
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 17

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 17, 2018.

15
May

Former Strongsville City Schools Employee Indicted on Theft Charges Following Search of Residence

A former Strongsville City Schools (Cuyahoga County) employee is facing theft charges after investigators with the Auditor of State’s office tracked more than $65,000 worth of school district property to his residence.

15
May

Village of Orwell Penalized $11,567 for Years of Back Taxes

The Village of Orwell paid the IRS $11,567 in penalties and interest during 2017 for 3 1/2 years of back taxes, according to a financial audit released today.

15
May

Newton Falls Joint Fire District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Newton Falls Joint Fire District (Trumbull County) on the “unauditable” list.

14
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 15

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

11
May

Former Leetonia Police Chief Sentenced for Theft

Former Leetonia Police Chief John Soldano was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for a third-degree felony charge of theft. Soldano pleaded guilty last month to the theft charge stemming from an investigation by the Ohio Auditor’s Public Integrity Assurance Team (PIAT). 

11
May

Former Niles Mayor Sentenced to Ten Years for Public Corruption

Former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante was sentenced to ten years in prison today following a public corruption trial in Trumbull County. The sentence was issued by Visiting Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove, who also ordered more than $51,000 to be paid in restitution to the state and to the City of Niles.

10
May

ECOT Inflated Time Claimed for Students, Failed to Document Time Spent Learning, Audit Finds

Auditor Yost Refers Findings to U.S. Attorney, County Prosecutor for Potential Prosecution

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) inflated the amount of time it claimed its students were engaged in learning by failing to deduct the time students were inactive online, according to an audit released today by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.

10
May

Late Fees, Interest Cost Cardinal Joint Fire District $1,887 During 2016

The Cardinal Joint Fire District (Mahoning County) paid $1,887 in penalties and interest during 2016 for late payments of employee income tax and pension withholdings, state auditors found.

10
May

Village of Newtonsville Audit Finds Unsupported Spending, Conflict of Interest

A newly-released audit of the Village of Newtonsville reports almost $700 in undocumented spending and a violation of the state’s laws governing conflicts of interest.

10
May

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:

09
May

MEDIA ADVISORY

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost to Release Audit of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost will host a press conference on Thursday, May 10, to discuss an audit of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT). 

09
May

Former London City Auditor Pleads Guilty to Theft in Office

The former City Auditor of London (Madison County) pleaded guilty today to theft in office for his failure to reimburse the city for his health insurance costs and for an unauthorized pay increase for a fellow employee. 

09
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 10

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 10, 2018.

09
May

Village of Bridgeport Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Bridgeport (Belmont County) on the “unauditable” list.

08
May

Ohio Auditor of State’s Office Awarded by Peers for Excellence in Accountability

The Ohio Auditor of State’s special audit of Mt. Sterling has earned an Excellence in Accountability Award from the National State Auditors Association (NSAA), Auditor Yost announced today.

04
May

Statement Regarding Request for ECOT Subpoena

The office of Auditor of State Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding Franklin County Court Judge Michael J. Holbrook’s request for a subpoena to protect certain information on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow’s equipment.

03
May

Former Athletic Director Sentenced for Conflict of Interest

A former athletic director of the Tipp City Exempted Village School District (Miami County) was ordered to pay a fine and perform community service after he was found guilty today of having a conflict of interest.

02
May

Former IT Worker Pays $45,138 to School District for Apple Products He Sold on eBay

The Orange City School District (Cuyahoga County) received $45,138 in restitution today from a former employee who used his position to acquire discounted Apple products that he sold on eBay.

26
Apr

Joint Statement from Ohio Auditor of State, Ethics Commision

Former Cleveland City Councilman Facing 26 Charges After Ethics Investigation

Former Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman is facing 26 charges of unlawful interest in a public contract following an investigation by the Ohio Ethics Commission. 

24
Apr

Central Ohio Medicaid Provider Owes State $2M for Improper Billings

A Franklin County home health agency owes the state more than $2 million, primarily because the company billed the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) for services it was not yet authorized to provide.

24
Apr

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.

24
Apr

Auditor’s Study Shows Belmont County School Districts Could Improve Efficiency, Save Money Through Shared Services

In a first-of-its-kind feasibility study, Auditor of State Dave Yost has determined that several Belmont County School districts could improve efficiency and save money by combining bus maintenance services.

23
Apr

Statement from the Office of Ohio Auditor Dave Yost

At Auditor Yost’s direction, the office began evaluating how compliance testing with NICS could be conducted in mid-December.

23
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

19
Apr

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.

19
Apr

State Auditors Report Improper Medicaid Payments of $900K to Franklin County Provider

A Franklin County Medicaid provider that administered some of its care with unqualified staff improperly billed the state for more than $900,000 worth of services, according to a report released today.   

18
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 19

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 19, 2018.

17
Apr

Audit: Lawrence County ESC Spent $93K of Charter School’s Funds in Error

The Lawrence County Educational Service Center (ESC) and its former treasurer are on the hook for almost $93,000 in ESC expenses that it paid with the funds of a now-shuttered charter school that it sponsored.

17
Apr

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.

16
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 17

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 17, 2018. 

13
Apr

Public Meeting Notice

Fleet Maintenance Shared Services Feasibility Study Planned Scope of Work

In accordance with Ohio Rev. Code Sect. 117.473, a public meeting and hearing have been scheduled for the Fleet Maintenance Shared Services Feasibility Study Planned Scope of Work as follows.

13
Apr

Brookfield Local School District Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today announced that the Brookfield Local School District (Trumbull County) has achieved financial stability after spending almost five years in fiscal emergency.

12
Apr

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.

11
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 12

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 12, 2018.

11
Apr

Senate Approves S.B. 239 to Improve Accountability, Transparency of Council of Government Organizations

Legislation approved by the Ohio Senate today to improve accountability of Council of Governments (COGs) will give the Ohio Auditor of State new power to force the consortiums to make their existence known.

10
Apr

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.

09
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 10

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

05
Apr

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.

04
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 5

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, April 5, 2018.

03
Apr

Niles City School District Could Save $3.4 Million Annually, Performance Audit Shows

The Niles City School District could save almost $3.4 million annually and avoid a projected 2022 deficit of nearly $11.6 million by adopting the recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Apr

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.

02
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 3

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 

01
Apr

Report Offers Guidance on Escaping and Avoiding Fiscal Emergency

By Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State

Few things can be as traumatic to a county, school district, city, village or township as being declared to be in fiscal emergency as a result of defaulting on debt, failing to make payroll or running fund deficits.

29
Mar

Former Cheerleading Coach Owes School District $1,880 for Missing Student Payments

A state audit released today orders a former high school cheerleading coach to repay $1,880 in missing revenue to the Fairfield Union Local School District (Fairfield County).

29
Mar

Audit Uncovers Credit Card Penalties at Cuyahoga Falls City School District

The Cuyahoga Falls City School District was hit with $2,618 in penalties for late payments and overcharges to a district credit card, according to a state audit.

29
Mar

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.

28
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 29

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 29, 2018. 

27
Mar

Former Volunteer Treasurer Sentenced to Probation, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Theft

A former volunteer treasurer who stole tens of thousands of dollars from two groups affiliated with the Shawnee Local School District (Allen County) was sentenced late last week to five years of probation and ordered to pay $51,419 in restitution.

27
Mar

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.

27
Mar

Statement from Auditor Yost on Columbus City Schools Board of Education Restarting Superintendent Selection Process

In response to today’s unanimous vote by the Columbus City Schools Board of Education to restart its process for selecting a new superintendent, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost issued the following statement.

26
Mar

Former York Township Fiscal Officer and Two Others Indicted for Theft from Township

The former fiscal officer for York Township (Belmont County) and its Water Authority has been indicted on 27 counts involving theft in office and related charges in connection with paying her mother Irma Shreffler, and one other person with money they had not earned. Dawn Lee’s mother and another person also were indicted by the Belmont County grand jury on 10 additional counts.

26
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 27

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

23
Mar

Ohio Auditor’s Report Details How Communities Can Overcome, Avoid Fiscal Emergency

Few things can be as traumatic to a county, school district, city, village or township as being declared to be in fiscal emergency as a result of defaulting on debt, failing to make payroll or running fund deficits.

22
Mar

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.

22
Mar

Fiscal Officer Failed to Pay Fire District Employee Taxes

The former fiscal officer of the Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District (Clinton County) failed to remit withheld federal income taxes which resulted in late fees and penalties totaling $22,559, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

21
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 22

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 22, 2018. 

20
Mar

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.

20
Mar

Miamisburg City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Miamisburg City School District (Montgomery 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.

19
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 20

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

15
Mar

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:

15
Mar

Madison-Plains School District Could Save $1.8 million, Performance Audit Shows

Madison-Plains Local School District could save nearly $1.8 million and eliminate a projected 2022 deficit of $7.4 million by adopting the recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

15
Mar

Search Warrant Executed At Muskingum County Engineer’s Office

Members of the State Auditor’s Public Integrity Assurance Team (PIAT) executed a  search warrant today at the Muskingum County Engineer’s Office, 155 Rehl Rd., Zanesville. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Department and agents of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) assisted in the execution of the search warrant. 

14
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 15, 2018.

13
Mar

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:

13
Mar

Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District (Brown 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.

13
Mar

Former Basketball Coach Owes School District Almost $8K for Botched Fundraiser

A former basketball coach of the Northwest Local School District is on the hook for nearly $8,000 billed to the district for a fundraiser he mismanaged during 2016. 

12
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 13

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

11
Mar

State Auditors Issued 321 Citations for Public Records Violations in 2017, Down 22 Percent

State auditors issued 321 public records-related citations to 267 public entities in calendar year 2017 – a 22 percent drop in citations from the prior year, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today as part of Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of open government and public records.

09
Mar

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:

09
Mar

Twinsburg City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Twinsburg City School District (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

09
Mar

Auditor Yost Presents “Taxpayer Hero Award” to Kirtland Local School District

Auditor of State Dave Yost presented a Taxpayer Hero Award today to Kirtland Local School District (Lake County) in recognition of the district’s successful cost savings through a variety of initiatives.

08
Mar

Paxton Fiscal Officer Repays Township for Improper Raise

The fiscal officer of Paxton Township has repaid $300 to the Ross County community after auditors found the township violated state law by giving her a midterm pay raise. 

07
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 8

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 8, 2018. 

06
Mar

More Findings for Recovery Issued Against Former Village of Macksburg Fiscal Officer

A former fiscal officer previously convicted of theft in office after using the Village of Macksburg’s debit card to make personal expenditures and unsupported ATM withdrawals totaling $3,885, has been found to have made an additional $1,724 in illegal expenditures, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Mar

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.

06
Mar

Vandalia-Butler City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Vandalia-Butler City School District (Montgomery 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.

05
Mar

Village of Bratenahl Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Bratenahl (Cuyahoga County) on the “unauditable” list.

05
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 6

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 6, 2018. 

01
Mar

Audit: Dayton Public Schools Sent Months of Unearned Paychecks to Former Employees

The Dayton City School District continued to send paychecks to some of its former employees for months after they resigned during 2017, according to a state audit released today. 

01
Mar

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.

01
Mar

Auditor Yost, Legislators Announce Bill to Amend Theft in Office Law

Legislation announced today by Auditor of State Dave Yost and Sen. Steve Wilson would stiffen the penalties for public employees convicted of theft in office and alleviate some of the financial burden for their victims. 

01
Mar

Proposed Legislation Addresses Limitations in Laws Regulating Theft in Office Charges

By Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State

As a former county prosecutor, it’s no surprise that I believe corrupt public servants deserve more than a slap on the wrist for swindling tax dollars from their communities. 

28
Feb

State of Ohio Audit Released

The annual review of the state’s federal financial assistance programs for FY 2017 was released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

28
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 1

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 1, 2018. 

27
Feb

Former Mayor Owes Village of Rutland for Unsupported Checks

A state audit of the Village of Rutland (Meigs County) discovered checks written by a former mayor during 2016 that were unsupported and paid out of the wrong account.

27
Feb

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.

27
Feb

Two 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.

27
Feb

Special Report Details Costs, Dangers of Noncompliance in Ohio’s Medicaid Program

Pending Legislation Would Establish Additional Safeguards for State’s High-Risk Medicaid Providers

Medicaid providers who are unqualified or lack records to justify payments for services have repaid only a fraction of the tens of millions of dollars they owe to the state, according to a special report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

26
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 27

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.

23
Feb

Auditor of State’s Office Again Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Auditor of State’s office received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2017 fiscal year-end Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

22
Feb

Former Harrison County Probation Officer Repays Stolen Court Revenue

A former probation officer has repaid $24,020 she stole from the Harrison County Court, according to an audit of the county released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

22
Feb

Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

The following statement may be attributed to Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley, R-Cincinnati, on oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program.

22
Feb

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.

22
Feb

Westerville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Westerville City School District (Franklin 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.

21
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 22

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

20
Feb

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.

20
Feb

Six 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.

16
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 20

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

15
Feb

Village of Minster Audit Flags Alcohol Purchases, Unsupported Credit Card Spending

A former fire chief has repaid $980 to the Village of Minster (Auglaize County) after state auditors discovered credit card charges that were unsupported or prohibited by village policy. 

15
Feb

Review of Provider’s Medicaid Services Finds Nearly $128K in Improper Payments

A state review of a Scioto County Medicaid provider uncovered almost $128,000 in improper payments stemming from errors in service documentation and a lack of first aid training.

15
Feb

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.

14
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. 

13
Feb

Audit: Basketball Coach Spent $500 on Prohibited Alcohol Purchase for Fundraiser

A high school basketball coach has repaid $500 to the Norwood City School District (Hamilton County) after a state audit found he spent public funds on alcohol for a 2017 fundraiser.

13
Feb

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.

13
Feb

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.

12
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 13

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

08
Feb

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.

07
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 8

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

06
Feb

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.

06
Feb

Five 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.

05
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 6

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

01
Feb

Audit Details Superintendent’s Theft from Norwood City Schools, Affiliated Community School

A state audit released today explains how a former superintendent managed to siphon off tens of thousands of dollars from the Norwood City School District (Hamilton County) and its affiliated charter school. 

01
Feb

Audits Question Unsupported Purchases at Two Dayton Charter Schools

Audits of two affiliated Dayton charter schools hold administrators accountable for about $600 in unsupported purchases of gift cards, tickets to Kings Island and a bicycle. 

01
Feb

Statement from Auditor Dave Yost on Mecca Township

The following is a statement from Auditor Dave Yost regarding the removal from office of Deborah Drawl, Mecca Township (Trumbull County) fiscal officer.

01
Feb

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.

01
Feb

Six Entities 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.

31
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 1

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

30
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.

30
Jan

Two 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.

29
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 30

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

25
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.

25
Jan

Whitehall City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Whitehall City School District (Franklin 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.

23
Jan

Auditor Yost Releases Special Audit of Mt. Sterling

Special Audit of Village in Madison County Holds 11 Individuals Accountable for Nearly $1 Million in Illegal Spending

A special audit released today details almost $1 million in illegal spending that occurred at the Village of Mt. Sterling, capping off a two-year investigation that brought criminal charges against four now-convicted former administrators and employees.

23
Jan

Audit of Maple Heights Issues $5K Finding for Missing Revenue

Almost $5,000 in revenue went missing from the City of Maple Heights (Cuyahoga County) Building Department during 2016, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

23
Jan

Audit Issues Finding Against Former Northwood Clerk for Stolen Customer Payments

A state audit released today orders a former employee of the City of Northwood (Wood County) to repay $650 that she stole from customer payments. 

23
Jan

Audit of Community Improvement Corp. Issues Finding for Improper Alcohol Purchases

A state audit released today holds the treasurer of the Sylvania Area Community Improvement Corporation (Lucas County) responsible for almost $400 in improper alcohol purchases. 

23
Jan

Two 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.

23
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.

22
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 23

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. 

18
Jan

City of Alliance Placed in Fiscal Caution

Dwindling balances in more than a dozen funds today prompted Auditor Yost to place the City of Alliance (Stark County) in a state of fiscal caution. 

18
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.

18
Jan

Two 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.

17
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 18

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

16
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.

16
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.

12
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 16

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

11
Jan

Village of Grover Hill Placed in Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today placed the Village of Grover Hill (Paulding County) in a state of fiscal emergency after a fiscal analysis revealed a fund deficit and treasury deficiencies. 

11
Jan

Two 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.

10
Jan

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost Makes On-Demand, Free Cybersecurity Training Video Available for Public Officials, Ohioans

More than ever, cyberthieves are targeting Ohio’s local governments, tax dollars and individuals with great sophistication. Increasingly, those being targeted are taking steps to bolster their online security. Auditor of State Dave Yost wants to help local governments and Ohioans fortify themselves from digital threats and fend off cyberattacks by offering a free, on-demand 90-minute webinar.

10
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 11

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

09
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.

09
Jan

Five 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.

08
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

04
Jan

Former Wintersville Clerk Owes $3,368 for Missing Court Payments

A former court clerk owes the Village of Wintersville (Jefferson County) more than $3,000 for cash payments she collected but never deposited during 2015, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
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.

04
Jan

Two 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.

03
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 4

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. 

01
Jan

Special Report Offers Guidance for Detecting, Deterring Thefts of Citizen Payments

By Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State

In the spring of 2017, I asked my staff to create a special report focused on a matter that has made my blood boil more than a few times during my seven years as Ohio’s Auditor of State. 

28
Dec

Unresponsive Medicaid Provider Owes 3 Years’ Worth of Payments

An unresponsive Franklin County Medicaid provider owes the state three years’ worth of Medicaid payments because she failed to provide any documentation to support nearly  2,500 services billed to the state.

28
Dec

Lack of Corrective Action Leads to Another $2,210 in Unsupported Payments at the Village of Philo

A state audit of the Village of Philo (Muskingum County) found five officials and employees received $2,210 in payments that lacked supporting documentation or approval from village council.

28
Dec

Medicaid Examinations by State Auditors Find Nearly $10.7 Million in Overpayments in 2017

Medicaid Effort Part of Auditor Yost’s Culture of Accountability

Compliance examinations to verify whether Medicaid providers have sufficient documentation to support payment have led to repayment demands totaling nearly $10.6 million in 2017, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today.

28
Dec

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.

28
Dec

Seven 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.

27
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.

26
Dec

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.

26
Dec

Worthington City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Worthington City School District (Franklin 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.

26
Dec

Audit Finds 2 Years’ Worth of Shady Credit Card Charges at Liberty Township

Liberty Township in Hardin County failed to detect two years’ worth of suspicious monthly credit card charges that added up to nearly $1,100 in losses by the time they were questioned during a state audit.

22
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 26

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. 

21
Dec

Medicaid Provider Owes $119K for Unverifiable Services

An Ashtabula County Medicaid provider owes the state more than $119,000 because she allegedly threw away records needed to support all of the services she was paid for during a three-year period. 

21
Dec

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.

20
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 21

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. 

19
Dec

JobsOhio Compliance and Control Engagement Posted to Auditor of State’s Website

The fiscal year 2017 compliance and control engagement of JobsOhio has been completed by Deloitte & Touche LLP. As part of the agreement signed between the Auditor of State’s office and JobsOhio, the report is now available to the public via the Auditor of State’s website.

19
Dec

Auditor’s Public Integrity Team at Center of Probes in Mahoning Valley and Across Ohio

The 101-count indictment of Youngstown-area businessman Dominic Marchionda and 56-count indictment of former Niles Mayor Ralph E. Infante have more in common than major criminal cases against prominent people: Both cases were investigated by a little-known, two-year-old team inside the Auditor of State’s office.

19
Dec

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.

18
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 19

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

14
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

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

14
Dec

Berkshire Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Berkshire Local School District (Geauga 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.

13
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 14

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

12
Dec

Updated ‘Financial Health Indicators’ Show Slight Increase in Fiscal Stress for Ohio’s Counties and Cities

Enhancements to ‘FHI’ Tool Allow for Deeper, Regional Analysis

Nine cities and one county are showing signs of financial stress for fiscal year 2016, with nearly two-thirds of Ohio’s county governments showing an increase in the number of “critical” or “cautionary” warnings, according to the second annual “Financial Health Indicators” report.

12
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

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

11
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 12

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

11
Dec

Auditor Yost Releases Village of West Mansfield from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Village of West Mansfield (Logan County) from fiscal emergency after local officials took steps to put the village back on a sound financial footing.

08
Dec

Bloom Township Released from Fiscal Emergency After More than 12 Years

Auditor of State Dave Yost today announced that Bloom Township (Scioto County) has regained financial stability after spending more than 12 years in fiscal emergency.

06
Dec

Auditor Yost Calls on Commerce Department to Suspend Issuance of Marijuana Cultivator Licenses

Auditor of State Dave Yost today called on the Commerce Department to suspend the issuance of Level 1 cultivator's licenses for medical marijuana following media reports that one of the application graders was a convicted drug dealer.

06
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 7

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. 

05
Dec

Brice Audit Cites Incomplete Speeding Ticket Records, Improper Sale of Borrowed Handgun

The Village of Brice (Franklin County) failed to maintain records needed for state auditors to verify the accuracy of its reported speeding ticket revenue from 2016.

05
Dec

Report Cites $15K in Credit Card Misuse by Former Clinton County Convention Bureau Official

The former executive director of the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau used the bureau’s credit card to pay for $15,107 in personal expenses, including haircuts, manicures, shoes, handbags, hotel and cable bills, and gasoline and pharmacy purchases.

05
Dec

Audit of New Castle Township Finds Overpayment to Fiscal Officer

The fiscal officer for New Castle Township (Coshocton County) erroneously overpaid herself by $2,599 during 2016, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Dec

Credit Card Reform Bill Gains House Approval; Enhanced Controls Will Protect Tax Dollars

The Ohio House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation that would require local governments to establish credit card policies to protect tax dollars. House Bill 312 now goes to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

05
Dec

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.

04
Dec

Former Mt. Sterling Mayor Sentenced for Role in Theft

Former Mt. Sterling Mayor Charles Neff was sentenced this morning to 30 days in jail, three years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $10,000 restitution for his role in approving improper leave payouts in the Madison County Village.

04
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 5

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

30
Nov

Medicaid Provider Lacked Supporting Documentation for Hundreds of Services

A Medicaid examination released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost uncovered more than $82,000 in overpayments to a Summit County provider who lacked documentation to support hundreds of services she billed to the state.

30
Nov

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.

29
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, Nov. 30

The following audits will be released Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

27
Nov

Auditor Yost Releases ‘Best Practices’ to Fight Abuse of Government Credit Cards

Because many local governments are at risk of theft and other misuse of government credit and debit cards, Auditor of State Dave Yost today released a “Best Practices” newsletter to show local government officials how to prevent this rip-off of taxpayers. 

27
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 28

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

21
Nov

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Huron County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

20
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 21

 The following audits will be released Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

20
Nov

Union Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Union Township (Pike County) on the “unauditable” list.

16
Nov

Village of Leipsic Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor Yost today released the Village of Leipsic (Putnam County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than seven years.

16
Nov

Village of Bloomingburg Released from Fiscal Caution

The Village of Bloomingburg (Fayette County) today became just the second local government to be released from the state’s fiscal caution designation without slipping further into fiscal distress.

16
Nov

Belmont County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Belmont County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Nov

Special Report Provides Guidance to Local Governments on Detecting, Deterring Thefts of Citizen Payments

Thieving public employees who capitalize on lax oversight have pocketed millions of dollars from transactions with citizens over past decade, according to a special report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

15
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, Nov. 16

The following audits will be released Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

14
Nov

Nearly 80 of Medicaid Provider’s Employees Cared for Patients Despite Lack of First Aid Training

Overpayment to Hamilton County Provider is Second Largest Since Auditor Yost Took Office in 2011

A home health agency in Hamilton County owes the state $4.51 million for Medicaid overpayments and interest stemming, in part, from patient care provided by nearly 80 unqualified employees. 

14
Nov

Auditor Yost Releases the Village of Patterson from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today announced that the Village of Patterson (Hardin County) has achieved financial stability after spending more than four years in fiscal emergency.

14
Nov

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.

13
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 14

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

09
Nov

Discrepancies Lead to $12,751 in Findings Against Former Fair Board Treasurer

A former fair board treasurer is on the hook for a $12,751 shortage of ticket revenue and change funds from the 2015 Washington County Fair. 

09
Nov

Former Fiscal Officer Responsible for $8K in Federal Penalties

A former fiscal officer of the Village of New Madison (Darke County) stuck taxpayers with more than $8,000 in federal penalties that resulted from her sluggishness.

09
Nov

Stark County Care Facility Owes Thousands to Ohio Medicaid

A care facility in Stark County received more than $11,000 in Medicaid reimbursements during 2015 for services that never occurred, state auditors found. 

09
Nov

Audit Flags Improper Alcohol Purchases at Community Improvement Corporation

A state audit released today holds the director of the Morgan County Community Improvement Corporation accountable for almost $700 in improper alcohol purchases.

09
Nov

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
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, Nov. 9

The following audits will be released Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. 

02
Nov

Auditor Yost Releases ‘Best Practices’ to Curb Government Payroll Fraud

Payroll fraud is a perennial problem for local governments, putting tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars at risk, which is why Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued a “Best Practices” newsletter to help local officials reduce this threat.

01
Nov

Statement from Auditor Yost on House Passage of Legislation to Help Curb Fraud in Food Stamp Program

Auditor Yost issued this statement regarding the passage of House Bill 50 by the Ohio House.

01
Nov

UAN Fee Holiday to Save Users $1.2 Million Over Next Year

By Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State

As I travel our great state and get to know leaders at all levels of government, I continue to be impressed by the ability of township trustees, fiscal officers and other local leaders to leverage the precious tax dollars they are given to protect and nurture their beautiful communities.

24
Oct

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.

23
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.

19
Oct

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the County Risk Sharing Authority (Franklin County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

18
Oct

Auditor Yost Waives $1.2 Million in Computer Fees for Local Governments

Nearly 2,000 local governments across Ohio will save $1.2 million in computer fees during the next year, Auditor of State Dave Yost said in announcing the fee holiday.

18
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, Oct. 19

The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

17
Oct

Auditor Yost and Senator Lehner Introduce Bill to Curb Medicaid Fraud

Auditor of State Dave Yost and Sen. Peggy Lehner today announced legislation to stop the kind of Medicaid fraud and overpayments that have cost taxpayers nearly $29 million since 2011 and deprived Medicaid patients of the care those dollars are intended to provide.

17
Oct

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Miami Valley Communications Council (Montgomery County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

16
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 17

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. 

12
Oct

Auditor Yost Issues Cyberfraud ‘Best Practices’ to Protect Local Governments

With cyberfraud attacking bigger and more consequential targets, Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued a “Best Practices” newsletter aimed at helping local government leaders protect tax dollars and taxpayer information.

11
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, Oct. 12

The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

10
Oct

Improper Alcohol Purchases, Illegal Fundraising Found at Williams County Agricultural Society

The Williams County Agricultural Society made $1,182 in improper alcohol purchases for resale at two illegal fundraising events it held during 2015 and 2016, state auditors found.

10
Oct

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.

10
Oct

Montgomery County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Montgomery County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 10

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. 

05
Oct

Audit Flags $28K in Overpayments to Carroll Township Officials

A handful of current and former officials owe Carroll Township (Ottawa County) a combined $28,180 after a state audit revealed their pay was miscalculated during 2014 and 2015.

05
Oct

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.

05
Oct

Former Lawrence Township Police Chief Sentenced for Theft in Office

Former Lawrence Township Police Chief Paul Stanley was sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail today after pleading guilty in August to the theft of nearly $24,000 from the police department’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund. The sentence was handed down in in Stark County Common Pleas Court.

04
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, Oct. 5

The following audits will be released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. 

03
Oct

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
Oct

Four Entities 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
Oct

Mahoning County Man and Affiliated Businesses Indicted on More Than 100 Counts

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost, and Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Gains today announced that a Mahoning County man and his affiliated businesses have been indicted on more than 100 counts related to alleged corrupt activity, theft, and money laundering related to three development projects with the City of Youngstown.

02
Oct

Village of Portage Emerges from Fiscal Emergency After More than 8 Years

Auditor of State Dave Yost today announced that the Village of Portage (Wood County) has achieved financial stability after spending nearly 8 1/2 years in fiscal emergency.

02
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Oct. 3

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2017.

28
Sep

Guernsey County Audit Finds $3,327 Reimbursement for Levy Advertising

Guernsey County improperly spent $3,327 during 2016 to reimburse funds that were used to advertise a levy campaign, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

28
Sep

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.

28
Sep

City of Independence Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Independence (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

26
Sep

Montgomery County Home Health Provider Owes State Almost $4 Million

Overpayment is Second Largest Since Auditor Yost Took Office

A Dayton home health provider owes the state nearly $4 million after state auditors unearthed widespread noncompliance among staff who worked directly with patients. 

26
Sep

James A. Garfield School District Could Trim About $1.5 Million Annually, Performance Audit Finds

Bringing staffing, salaries and benefits in line with peer school districts will help James A. Garfield Local School District (Portage County) pare about $1.5 million annually from its budget over the next three years, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Sep

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.

26
Sep

Five Entities 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.

25
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 26

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017.

21
Sep

Medicaid Provider Owes Almost $141K for Ineligible Aides, Missing Records

A Pickaway County Medicaid provider owes the state nearly $141,000 because it administered home health services with employees who let their first aid certification expire.

21
Sep

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.

20
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 21

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

19
Sep

Richland County Group Home Overbilled Medicaid by More Than $9,000

Chenita Group Home in Mansfield (Richland County) billed the Ohio Department of Medicaid $9,057 for patient services that never occurred or were not authorized, according to an examination completed by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.

19
Sep

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:

19
Sep

Huron County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Huron County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

18
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 19

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. 

14
Sep

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Jefferson County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

14
Sep

Two Entities 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.

13
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 14

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.

12
Sep

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.

12
Sep

Seven Entities 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.

11
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 12

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

07
Sep

Fix for Underpayments Leads to Overpayments at Morgan Township

A handful of fire department employees owe Morgan Township (Butler County) a combined $2,139 after a series of retroactive payments meant to remedy underpayments caused overpayments, state auditors found. 

07
Sep

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.

07
Sep

Five Entities 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.

06
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 7

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. 

05
Sep

Audit Finds $14K in Overpayments to Range Township Officials

Incorrect pay rates and a midterm raise resulted in a combined $14,047 in overpayments to four elected officials at Range Township (Madison County), state auditors found. 

05
Sep

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.

05
Sep

Five Entities 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.

01
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 5

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

31
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 31

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

31
Aug

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.

31
Aug

City of Monroe Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Monroe (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

29
Aug

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.

29
Aug

Six Entities 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.

28
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 29

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. 

25
Aug

Whitehall Man Arrested for Selling COTA Bus Passes Intended for Low-income and Homeless School Children

A Whitehall man who sold stolen Columbus Area Transit Authority (COTA) bus passes to an undercover COTA investigator was arrested today and charged with telecommunications fraud. The passes, stolen from the Columbus City Schools transportation department, were intended for district students from low-income households, those who are homeless, or those involved in the district’s intern program. 

24
Aug

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.

24
Aug

Three Entities 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.

23
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 24

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. 

22
Aug

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.

22
Aug

Six Entities 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.

21
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 22

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. 

17
Aug

Former Mt. Sterling Mayor Convicted of Theft in Office; Former Clerk Sentenced to Jail for Theft from Village

Former Mt. Sterling Mayor Charles Neff was convicted late Wednesday for theft in office, falsification and dereliction of duty stemming from his approval of excessive payouts for employee sick time and vacation pay that were not allowed or had not been earned.

17
Aug

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:

17
Aug

City of Forest Park qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Forest Park (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

16
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 17

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

15
Aug

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.

15
Aug

Three Entities 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.

14
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 15

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. 

10
Aug

Performance Audit Recommends $440,000 in Annual Savings for Gahanna

The City of Gahanna (Franklin County) could see annual savings of more than $440,000 based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Aug

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.

10
Aug

Cities of Fairborn and Newark 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.

09
Aug

Overpaid Charter Schools Must Seek Reimbursement from Sponsors and Management Companies, Auditor Yost Says

NOTE: Corrected Release

Certain community schools that were overpaid because their student participation could not be verified by the Ohio Department of Education should seek repayment from their sponsors and management companies that were also overcompensated, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today.

09
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 10

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. 

08
Aug

Warren Park District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Warren Park District (Jefferson County) on the “unauditable” list.

08
Aug

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
Aug

City of Pataskala Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Pataskala (Licking County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

07
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 8

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

03
Aug

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entity received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

03
Aug

Three Entities 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
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 3

The following audits will be released Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

01
Aug

State Superintendent Reduces ECOT’s Funding Following Yost Request

Following a plea from Auditor of State Dave Yost to place a portion of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow’s (ECOT) funding in escrow, the Ohio Department of Education yesterday reduced by $12.4 million the amount of student funding it will send to the virtual school.

01
Aug

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.

01
Aug

Five entities 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.

01
Aug

Improvements to Village Dissolution Law Mean Fewer Headaches for Townships, Counties

By Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State

Villages are an enduring part of Ohio’s local government landscape, with nearly 700 of them throughout the state. But villages don’t necessarily last forever. For a variety of reasons, from time to time the residents of a village decide to dissolve their government. When they do, it can present challenges for the township that must absorb the residents and take on the responsibility of providing government services to them.

31
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Aug. 1

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

28
Jul

Village of Wharton Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete and unsupported financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Wharton (Wyandot County) on the “unauditable” list.

27
Jul

Aberdeen Audit Issues Findings Against Indicted Fiscal Officer

A state audit released today issues a $24,875 finding for recovery against a former Village of Aberdeen (Brown County) fiscal officer who was recently indicted on charges including theft in office. 

27
Jul

Former Fiscal Officer Owes Village for Unsupported Payments

A former fiscal officer of the Village of Higginsport (Brown County) is on the hook for $762 in unsupported public spending, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

27
Jul

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.

27
Jul

Blue Ash, Pickerington 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.

26
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 27

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 27, 2017.

26
Jul

Survey: Some Ohio Governments Lack Credit Card Policy; Tax Dollars Put at Risk

• Some Entities Have Limits in Excess of $1 Million • New Legislation Would Require All Entities to Establish Guidelines

Some local governments in Ohio may be putting taxpayer money at risk because they have not instituted basic policies to prevent dishonest employees from abusing government credit cards, according to a survey released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
Jul

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.

25
Jul

Eleven Entities 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.

24
Jul

Former Mt. Sterling Assistant Pleads Guilty to Theft in Office

Former Mt. Sterling administrative assistant Bonnie Liff pleaded guilty today to a fourth-degree felony count of theft in office, making her the third village employee convicted following an investigation into the crimes of former village administrator Joseph Johnson. 

24
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 25

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

21
Jul

City of Wellston Released from Fiscal Emergency After Almost 8 Years

Auditor of State Dave Yost today announced that the City of Wellston (Jackson County) has achieved financial stability after spending nearly eight years in fiscal emergency.

20
Jul

Statement from Auditor Yost on Passing of Former U.S. Rep. Ralph S. Regula

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s statement on the passing of former U.S. Rep. Ralph S. Regula.

20
Jul

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.

20
Jul

City of Moraine and City of Springboro 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.

19
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 20

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 20, 2017.

18
Jul

Monroe Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Monroe Township (Perry County) on the “unauditable” list.

18
Jul

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Hancock County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

18
Jul

City of Rossford Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Rossford (Wood County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 18

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

14
Jul

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:

14
Jul

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

14
Jul

Stark Area Regional Transit Authority qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (Stark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

12
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 13

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 13, 2017.

11
Jul

Medicaid Examination Cites Unsupported Services, Lapse in First Aid Certification

A Medicaid provider in Cuyahoga County is on the hook for nearly $50,000 after state auditors discovered she billed the state for almost 150 aide services that could not be substantiated.

11
Jul

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

City of Lakewood qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Lakewood (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

Laketran qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Laketran (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The agency’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

Columbus Metropolitan Library qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

City of Painesville qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Painesville (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

City of Sidney qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Sidney (Shelby County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

City of Centerville qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Centerville (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

11
Jul

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:

10
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 11

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

06
Jul

Medicaid Provider Owes $74K for Unqualified Employees, Documentation Errors

Several employees of a Medicaid provider in Meigs County administered home health aide services even though they had no first aid certification, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

06
Jul

Search Warrants Executed in Ongoing Youngstown Investigation

Search warrants were executed at four locations in the Youngstown area as part of an ongoing investigation.

06
Jul

After 3.5 Years, Village of Edgerton Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor Yost today released the Village of Edgerton (Williams County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than three and a half years.

06
Jul

City of Grandview Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Grandview Heights (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jul

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The commission’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jul

City of Louisville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Louisville (Stark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jul

City of Norton Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Norton (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jul

City of Montgomery Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Montgomery (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

06
Jul

City of Oxford Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Oxford (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jul

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.

05
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 6

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 6, 2017. 

01
Jul

Feasibility Studies Offer Foresight to Governments Interested in Collaboration

By Dave Yost, Ohio Auditor of State

Governments face a seemingly endless stream of challenging decisions. Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of a fortune-teller – at least a legitimate one – to foresee the outcomes of our choices before we make them.  

30
Jun

ECOT Stops Advertising; Yost Continues Legal Efforts to Prevent Online School from Using Tax Dollars for Politicking

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) notified Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office today that it was complying with Yost’s cease and desist order and had pulled its political advertising aimed at swaying the legislature and Ohio Department of Education.

29
Jun

Performance Audit Finds Department of Health Can Increase Efficiency and Streamline Process

Changes Could Save $1.1 Million for Taxpayers, Funeral Directors and Registrars

Using data driven decision-making, the Ohio Department of Health can protect vulnerable populations in the state’s nursing homes and related long-term care facilities more efficiently, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Jun

Yost Pursues Order Blocking ECOT From Spending Tax Dollars On ‘Political’ Advertising

Auditor of State Dave Yost today requested the assistance of the Attorney General’s office in seeking a legal order prohibiting the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) from using tax dollars to pay for advertising aimed at swaying the legislature and Ohio Department of Education.

29
Jun

Great Parks of Hamilton County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Great Parks of Hamilton County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The park district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

29
Jun

City of Mentor Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Mentor (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

29
Jun

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 29

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, June 29, 2017. 

28
Jun

Auditor Yost Issues Statement on Passage of H.B. 103

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor Dave Yost regarding the passage of House Bill 103. The legislation makes numerous changes to the membership of financial planning and supervision commissions, which assist local governments in escaping from fiscal emergency. 

27
Jun

Former Bookkeeper Owes Nearly $18K for Delays, Missing Revenue

A former bookkeeper who was perpetually sluggish in fulfilling her duties owes Jersey Township (Licking County) nearly $18,000, according to a state audit released today.

27
Jun

Consolidations Could Earn Department of Agriculture $500,000 Annually, Performance Audit Finds

The Ohio Department of Agriculture could earn nearly $500,000 in additional revenue each year by consolidating office and laboratory space and renting out the surplus, based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

27
Jun

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.

27
Jun

Lucas County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Lucas County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

26
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 27

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

22
Jun

Late Payments, Alcohol Purchases Cost Village of Wellsville $19,176

Two former Village of Wellsville (Columbiana County) fiscal officers racked up more than $19,000 in penalties and interest by failing to make payments on time during 2014 and 2015.

22
Jun

Village of Mount Sterling Placed in Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today placed the Village of Mount Sterling (Madison County) in a state of fiscal emergency due to substantial deficit fund balances.

22
Jun

Late Payments Cost Fire District $5,347 in Penalties, Interest

The Newton Falls Joint Fire District (Trumbull County) was fined $5,347 from 2014 through 2015 for making late payments to the state, IRS and Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

22
Jun

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.

22
Jun

Clermont County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Clermont County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Jun

City of Hilliard Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Hilliard (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Jun

City of Columbus Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Columbus (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Jun

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

A recent financial audit of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The airport authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.


22
Jun

City of Tallmadge Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Tallmadge (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 22

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 22, 2017. 

20
Jun

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.

20
Jun

Lake Metroparks Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lake Metroparks (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The park district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Jun

The City of Strongsville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Strongsville (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Jun

City of Willoughby Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Willoughby (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 20

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

16
Jun

Auditor Yost Announces Audit of Ohio Department of Education’s Disciplinary Process

Auditor of State Dave Yost has directed auditors to review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints following an internal review showing more than half of those people identified in a 2012 Columbus City Schools data scrubbing scandal had not been disciplined.

15
Jun

City of Brunswick Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brunswick (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Jun

City of Vandalia Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Vandalia (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

14
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 15, 2017.

13
Jun

Health Insurance Opt-out Payments Exceeded Allowable Rates at Liberty Township

Liberty Township (Delaware County) improperly paid a combined $12,447 in health insurance opt-out payments to three employees, state auditors found. 

13
Jun

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.

13
Jun

Central Ohio Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The transit authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jun

Mecca Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Mecca Township (Trumbull County) on the "unauditable" list.

12
Jun

Paulding County Agricultural Society Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Paulding County Agricultural Society on the "unauditable" list.

12
Jun

Village of Martinsville Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Martinsville (Clinton County) on the "unauditable" list.

12
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 13

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 13, 2017. 

08
Jun

Audit Finds Former Leetonia Police Chief Managed Secret Village Bank Accounts

A former Village of Leetonia (Columbiana County) police chief managed two secret bank accounts from which he paid himself more than $14,000, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

08
Jun

Former Village of Aberdeen Fiscal Officer Indicted for Theft

The former fiscal officer of the Village of Aberdeen (Brown County) has been indicted for theft in office stemming from money he allegedly stole from village utility, income tax and copying payments. 

08
Jun

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.

07
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 8

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, June 8, 2017.

06
Jun

Elementary School Secretary Held Accountable For Missing Funds

State auditors issued a $557 finding for recovery against an elementary school secretary for library fines and student fees that went missing during 2016. 

06
Jun

Performance Audit Recommends $1 Million in Savings to Help City of Portsmouth

The City of Portsmouth (Scioto County) could see annual savings of nearly $374,000 and claim one-time benefits of $639,000 based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

06
Jun

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:

06
Jun

City of Brecksville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brecksville (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jun

Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 6

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

01
Jun

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.

31
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 1

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 1, 2017.

30
May

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.

26
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 30

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

25
May

Special Audit Uncovers Abuse, Misspending at Lawrence County ESC

A special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost cites more than $300,000 in findings for misuse of public funds at the Lawrence County Educational Service Center (ESC).

25
May

Shuttered Columbus Charter School Owes State $340,770

A charter school shut down by its sponsor in 2015 has yet to repay any of the $340,770 it owes to the state, according to a closeout audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

25
May

Performance Audit Recommends $4.6 Million In Savings For Delaware City School District

The Delaware City School District (Delaware County) could save nearly $4.6 million based on recommendations of a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
May

Village of Yorkville Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Yorkville (Jefferson County) on the “unauditable” list.

25
May

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.

25
May

City of Powell Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Powell (Delaware County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

24
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 25

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 25, 2017.

23
May

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.

23
May

City of Kettering Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Kettering (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 23

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

18
May

Audit Finds City of Girard Paid Sales Tax in Error

The City of Girard (Trumbull County) paid a vendor $1,259 in sales tax even though the city is exempt from such taxes, state auditors found.

18
May

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.

17
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 18

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 18, 2017.

16
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 16

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

16
May

Former Smithfield Employee Owes an Additional $18,126

The amount of misspent tax dollars continues to climb at the Village of Smithfield (Jefferson County), where the latest financial review by the state found a former employee overpaid herself by $18,126.

16
May

Lack of Documentation Leads to $672 in Findings at Greenville Public Library

The Greenville Public Library (Darke County) did not maintain proper supporting documentation for $672 spent during 2015 and 2016, state auditors found.

16
May

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.

12
May

Bogus Checks Use Name of Auditor, Account of County Treasurer

Forged Checks Purport to be from State Auditor’s Account

State and local authorities are investigating the cashing of three forged checks appearing to be from an account controlled by the Auditor of State’s office. 

11
May

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.

10
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 11

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, May 11, 2017.

09
May

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
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

04
May

Nearly $43K in Findings Issued in 2013 Audit of Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy

2014 Audit Shows Significant Improvement with No Findings for Recovery

The 2013 state audit of the Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy released today cites $42,967 in misspent tax dollars, raising the total amount identified at the charter school to more than $700,000 since 2007.

04
May

Audit Identifies $4,745 in Overpayments, Unsupported Checks at Central Ohio Charter School

A financial audit of a Columbus charter school cited seven individuals for $4,745 in improper payments and discovered a possible ethics violation.

04
May

Unpaid Employee Taxes Lead to $7,355 in Penalties, Interest at Joint Fire District

A former fiscal officer racked up $7,355 in penalties and interest by failing to pay employee taxes for seven years, according to an audit of the Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District (Clinton County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
May

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.

04
May

Former Treasurer Repays Funds Swindled From Agricultural Society

A former treasurer who paid scammers $60,491 with Madison County Agricultural Society funds finished repaying the entity in March, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
May

Jersey Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Jersey Township (Licking County) on the “unauditable” list.

04
May

Village of Macksburg Financial Records “Unauditable”

A lack of financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Macksburg (Washington County) on the “unauditable” list.

03
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 4

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 4, 2017.

27
Apr

Statement from Auditor Yost on Release of Central State University From Fiscal Watch

Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued the following statement regarding the release of Central State University (Greene County) from fiscal watch by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

27
Apr

City of Massillon Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the City of Massillon (Stark County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than three years.

24
Apr

Former Board of Elections Director Enters Guilty Plea

Former Franklin County Board of Elections Director William A. Anthony Jr. today pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of securing writings by deception.

19
Apr

Auditor Yost to Discuss Perkins Local School District Performance Audit, District Cost-Cutting

Auditor of State Dave Yost is scheduled to visit the Perkins Local School District in Erie County today to note the progress district officials have made to head off projected operating deficits and to mark the release of a performance audit recommending $1.7 million in additional spending reductions to augment the district’s own stringent efforts.

18
Apr

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.

17
Apr

Former Mt. Sterling Mayor, Village Staff Member Are Indicted on Theft Counts

A former mayor and the current administrative assistant of the Village of Mt. Sterling were indicted by the Madison County grand jury on a variety of theft counts, following an investigation by local law enforcement and the Ohio Auditor of State.

17
Apr

Bellaire Local School District to Receive First Shared Services Feasibility Study

Efficiency-Boosting Studies are Outgrowth of House Bill 5

Auditor of State Dave Yost today approved the Bellaire Local School District (Belmont County) to receive the first shared services feasibility study conducted by his office.

17
Apr

Bellaire Local School District Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Bellaire Local School District (Belmont County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than seven years.

17
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 18

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

13
Apr

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.

13
Apr

Hudson City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Hudson City School District (Summit 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.

13
Apr

Twinsburg City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Twinsburg City School District (Summit 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.

12
Apr

New Bulletin to Bring Additional Clarity to AG Opinion on Health Insurance Reimbursement

By the Auditor of State’s Office

One of the more common findings in township financial audits relates to the improper reimbursement of out-of-pocket health care costs. 

12
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 13

Audit reports are released semiweekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, April 13, 2017.

11
Apr

Treasurer’s Failure to Pay Employee Taxes Leads to $15,907 in Penalties, Interest

The Mahoning Valley Regional Council of Government (Mahoning County) was charged $15,907 in late fees, penalties and interest for failing to pay withheld income taxes and pension contributions during 2014 and 2015, state auditors found.

11
Apr

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.

10
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 11

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

06
Apr

Medicaid Examination Finds $378,068 in Overpayments to Riverside Local School District

The Riverside Local School District’s (Lake County) former billing company erroneously doubled the amount of Medicaid services it billed to the state, contributing to $378,068 in overpayments to the district.

06
Apr

State Auditors Find $36,676 in Medicaid Overpayments to Provider in Clark County

A Medicaid examination by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office found a provider in Clark County was overpaid by $36,676 from 2012 through 2014.

06
Apr

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.

06
Apr

Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District (Summit 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.

05
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 6

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 6, 2017. 

04
Apr

Former Village of Smithfield Employees Owe $43,479

A group of former Smithfield (Jefferson County) employees owe the village $43,479, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
Apr

Former Athletic Director Owes Talawanda Schools $5,750 for Missing Ticket Funds

A former athletic director owes the Talawanda City School District (Butler County) $5,750 for ticket revenue and change funds that went missing, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Apr

Financial Audit Discovers Pike County Child-Support Payments Missing

State auditors today issued a finding for recovery against an employee of Pike County Jobs and Family Services after determining that child-support payments totaling $1,280 were handled improperly.

04
Apr

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.

04
Apr

Statement from Auditor Yost on Pending Release of Owens State Community College from Fiscal Watch

Auditor of State Dave Yost today issued the following statement regarding the pending release of Owens State Community College from fiscal watch by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

03
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 4

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 

30
Mar

Performance Audit Recommends Millions in Savings for Parma City School District

State auditors today offered $6 million in savings recommendations to help the Parma City School District (Cuyahoga County) alleviate its financial stress. 

30
Mar

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.

30
Mar

Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District (Brown 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.

30
Mar

Lakota Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lakota Local School District (Butler 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.

30
Mar

Oak Hills Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Oak Hills Local School District (Hamilton 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.

30
Mar

Little Miami Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Little Miami Local School District (Warren 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.

29
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 30

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 30 2017. 

28
Mar

Former Secretary Bought TV, Groceries with Agricultural Society Credit Card

A former secretary used the Wyandot County Agricultural Society’s credit card to purchase $2,786 in personal items including purses, groceries and a TV.

28
Mar

Audit Finds Unauthorized, Unsupported Payments at Village of Port Jefferson

The Village of Port Jefferson (Shelby County) paid a part-time employee $1,500 in unauthorized wages over a span of two years, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

27
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 28 2017.

23
Mar

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:

22
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 23

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 23 2017.

21
Mar

Fraud, Illegal Spending Uncovered at Correctional Facility in Southern Ohio

Fraud and misuse of public funds plagued a southern Ohio correctional facility, where state auditors and investigators found employees forged receipts, stole property and illegally spent thousands of tax dollars across the country on liquor, hotels and a strip club.

21
Mar

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.

20
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March. 21

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 21 2017. 

17
Mar

Former Mt. Sterling Official Pleads Guilty to Falsification

Victoria L. Sheets, the former bookkeeper in the Madison County village of Mt. Sterling, pleaded guilty today to falsification for assisting a village administrator to obtain his pension benefits early. 

17
Mar

Auditor Yost to Hold Cyber Fraud Prevention Training in Eight Ohio Communities

With cyberattacks on governments increasing, Auditor Dave Yost today announced a series of training seminars to help local government leaders in Ohio combat cyberattacks. Already, more than 560 local officials have registered for the free training.

16
Mar

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:

15
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 16

Audit reports are released semi-weekly. The following audits will be released Thursday, March 16 2017

14
Mar

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:

14
Mar

New Boston Local School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the New Boston Local School District (Scioto County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

14
Mar

North Olmsted City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the North Olmsted City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

 

14
Mar

Audit Cites Incomplete Documentation for $12,388 in Stipends at ESC of Central Ohio

Six board members at the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio failed to provide complete documentation to support their spending of stipends, state auditors found. 

13
Mar

Auditors Issued 414 Citations for Public Records Violations in 2016

State auditors issued 414 public records-related citations to 357 public entities in calendar year 2016, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today, the first day of Sunshine Week.

13
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 14

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 14 2017.

09
Mar

ECOT Audit Findings Prompt Statewide Review of E-School Data Capabilities

State auditors found the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow did not have adequate systems in place to capture the specific amount of time students spent engaged in learning, a finding that constitutes a material weakness in the online charter school’s financial controls. 

09
Mar

Village of Blanchester Audit Finds Unsupported, Improper Expenditures

An audit of the Village of Blanchester (Clinton County) uncovered $3,411 in credit card purchases from 2013 and 2014 that lacked supporting documentation or did not serve a proper public purpose.

09
Mar

Woodmore Schools Overpaid Three Employees in Error

The Woodmore Local School District (Sandusky County) mistakenly overpaid three employees by a combined $3,411, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

09
Mar

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.

09
Mar

Rocky River City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Rocky River 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.

09
Mar

Auditor Yost Seeks Improvements to Credit, Debit Card Laws

By the Auditor of State’s Office

Combing through heaps of local government bank records, auditors over the years have uncovered credit and debit card charges for lavish trips, jewelry and a whole lot of alcohol – all at the expense of Ohio’s taxpayers.

08
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 9

 The following audits will be released Thursday, March 9,  2017.

07
Mar

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.

07
Mar

Worthington City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Worthington City School District (Franklin 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
Mar

Streetsboro City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Streetsboro City School District (Portage 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
Mar

East Knox Local School District Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the East Knox Local School District (Knox County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than two years.

06
Mar

Former Mt. Sterling Village Administrator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Former Mt. Sterling Village Administrator Joseph A. Johnson today was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing from his Madison County community. Johnson was indicted in July on 30 counts stemming from his misuse of village credit cards to purchase vehicles, automotive equipment and other miscellaneous items.

06
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 7

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 7,  2017.

02
Mar

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.

02
Mar

West Geauga Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the West Geauga Local School District (Geauga 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.

01
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 2

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 28,  2017. 

28
Feb

Streamlining Operations Could Save Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati $1.9 Million

The sewer district that serves the greater Cincinnati area could trim costs by $1.9 million without impacting services to citizens, according to a performance audit released today that showed some of the district’s costs are higher than its peers.

28
Feb

State of Ohio Single Audit Released

The annual review of the state’s federal financial assistance programs for FY 2016 was released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

28
Feb

Auditor of State’s Office Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Auditor of State’s office received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2016 fiscal year end Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

28
Feb

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.

28
Feb

New Albany-Plain Local School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the New Albany-Plain Local School District (Franklin 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.

28
Feb

Toledo City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Toledo City School District (Lucas 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.

28
Feb

Athens City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Athens City School District (Athens 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.

28
Feb

Miamisburg City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Miamisburg City School District (Montgomery 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.

27
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 28

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 28,  2017.

23
Feb

Southwest Ohio School Districts Paid Combined $28,569 to Substitute Who Wasn’t Certified

Two neighboring school districts hired a substitute educational aide who never obtained required certification for the positions, according to audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

23
Feb

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.

22
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 23

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 23,  2017.

21
Feb

Medicaid Examination Finds Nearly $200,000 in Overpayments to Transportation Company

Unqualified drivers provided dozens of transportation services for a Medicaid company based in Scioto County, contributing to nearly $200,000 in overpayments from the state, auditors found.

21
Feb

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.

21
Feb

Big Walnut Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Big Walnut Local School District (Delaware 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.

17
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 21

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 21, 2017. 

16
Feb

Northeast Ohio Medicaid Providers Owe More than $1 Million

Examinations of four northeast Ohio Medicaid providers identified more than $1 million in overpayments this week, according to reports released by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

16
Feb

City of Huron Overpayment Amount Doubles After Improper Pay Rates Aren’t Corrected

For the second year in a row, the City of Huron (Erie County) paid three council members at rates they received illegally, raising the amount they owe to $39,600.

16
Feb

Cincinnati Charter School Audit Identifies $1,331 Double Payment

A charter school in Cincinnati issued a duplicate payment to an employee who reported the initial check lost; however both checks were cashed, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

16
Feb

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.

16
Feb

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

A recent financial audit of the Findlay City School District (Hancock 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.

16
Feb

Sycamore Community City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Sycamore Community City School District (Hamilton 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.

15
Feb

Updated ‘Fiscal Physical’ Shows Fayette County Not in High Stress

Updated financial data for Fayette County shows the entity is not in high fiscal stress. The recently-released Financial Health Indicators tool identified Fayette as one of 16 cities and/or counties that had the characteristics of highly stressed entities. 

15
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 16

 The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. 

14
Feb

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.

14
Feb

Canal Winchester Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Canal Winchester Local School District (Franklin 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.

14
Feb

Keystone Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Keystone Local School District (Lorain 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.

13
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 14

 The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.

09
Feb

Jefferson Township Local School District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Jefferson Township Local School District (Montgomery County) on the “unauditable” list.

09
Feb

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.

09
Feb

Heath City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Heath City School District (Licking 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.

08
Feb

Auditor Yost, legislators announce legislation to curb fraud in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In an effort to curb fraud in Ohio’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Auditor of State Dave Yost, Rep. Tim Schaffer and Sen. Matt Huffman announced new  legislation to require photos of many recipients on the state’s SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.

08
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 9

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

07
Feb

Former Fairfield County Treasurer’s Office Employee Pleads Guilty on Charges Related to Theft

Former Fairfield County Treasurer’s Office employee Christina Fox pleaded guilty this morning to first-degree misdemeanor counts of attempted theft in office and receiving improper compensation. 

07
Feb

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.

06
Feb

Village of Woodlawn Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete bank reconciliations and financial records, including a lack of financial statements, prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Woodlawn (Hamilton County) on the “unauditable” list.

06
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Feb. 7

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.

02
Feb

Audit of Dayton City Schools Issues $6,593 Finding Against Travel Company

A travel company did not promptly refund the Dayton City School District (Montgomery County) for a $6,593 field trip overpayment, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

02
Feb

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Manchester Local School District (Adams County) has received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

01
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, Feb. 2

The following audits will be released Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

31
Jan

Former Columbus Charter School Employees Owe $4,119

A payroll error caused two employees to receive a combined $4,119 in overpayments after they resigned from a now-closed Columbus charter school, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

31
Jan

Audit Identifies $7,183 in Overpayments at Village of Walbridge

The Village of Walbridge (Wood County) overpaid five employees by a total of $7,183 in 2014, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

31
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.

31
Jan

Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Greater Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The bureau’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

31
Jan

Beachwood City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Beachwood 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.

31
Jan

Princeton City School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Princeton City School District (Hamilton 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.

31
Jan

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village 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.

30
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 31

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

25
Jan

Auditor Yost Releases New ‘Fiscal Physical’ Tool to Help Cities and Counties Avoid Fiscal Stress

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost today released a new tool to help cities and counties better assess their financial health and make informed budgetary decisions to avoid potential future fiscal stress.

25
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 26

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.

24
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.

24
Jan

Shaker Heights City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Shaker Heights 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.

24
Jan

Gahanna-Jefferson City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Gahanna-Jefferson City School District (Franklin 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.

23
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

19
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.

19
Jan

Kettering City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Kettering City School District (Montgomery 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.

19
Jan

Westerville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Westerville City School District (Franklin 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.

18
Jan

Statement from Auditor Yost Regarding Report on Implementation of Charter School Reforms

Auditor of State Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s new report on the implementation of Ohio charter school reforms.

18
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 19

 The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.

17
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.

17
Jan

Highland Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Highland Local School District (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jan

Beavercreek City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Beavercreek City School District (Greene County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jan

Summit County Educational Service Center Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Summit County Educational Service Center by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The center’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Jan

Fairview Park City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Fairview Park City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
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.

13
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 17

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

12
Jan

Guyan Township unknowingly paid cell phone bills for former trustee’s wife

A former Guyan Township (Gallia County) trustee duped the township into paying his wife’s cell phone bills, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

11
Jan

Hamilton Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Hamilton Township (Lawrence County) on the “unauditable” list.

11
Jan

Defiance County Regional Airport Authority Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Defiance County Regional Airport Authority on the “unauditable” list.

11
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 12

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

10
Jan

Goshen Township officials accepted in-term pay increases

A Goshen Township (Tuscarawas County) trustee and former fiscal officer violated state law by accepting in-term pay increases through a health benefits program, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Jan

Performance audit: Facility optimization could reward BWC with $2.5 million boost

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) could realize a $2.5 million positive financial impact through facility optimization, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
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.

10
Jan

Springfield Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Springfield Local School District (Lucas County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan

Greeneville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Greenville City School District (Darke County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan

Sandusky City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Sandusky City School District (Erie County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan

Butler County Technology & Career Development School qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Butler County Technology and Career Development Schools (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan

Springfield City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Springfield City School District (Clark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jan

Mayfield City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mayfield City School District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

“Accurate bookkeeping enables school districts to focus on their chief duty – education,” Auditor Yost said. “The school district’s clean audit demonstrates its commitment to both its students and taxpayers.”

10
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 school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Jan. 10

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

05
Jan

Mason City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mason City School District (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Jan

Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The institute’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

04
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, Jan. 5

The following audits will be released Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

29
Dec

Harrison County audit issues findings for stolen petty cash

A former Harrison County deputy auditor who in September pleaded guilty to theft in office owes the county $7,690, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

29
Dec

Medicaid provider lacked documentation to support $157,109 in reimbursements

A Medicaid provider based in Scioto County failed to submit any documentation to support $157,109 in reimbursements she received from the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Dec

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.

29
Dec

Olentangy Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Olentangy School District (Delaware County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

29
Dec

Western Brown Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Western Brown Local School District (Brown County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 29

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

27
Dec

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.

27
Dec

Lancaster City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lancaster City School District (Fairfield County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Dec

Granville Exempted Village School District qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Granville Exempted Village School District (Licking County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 27

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.

22
Dec

Findings, questioned costs exceed $1 million in audit of closed charter school

State auditors cited more than $1 million in overpayments, unsupported spending and questioned costs in the closeout audit of a shuttered Columbus charter school released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

21
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 22

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016.

20
Dec

Lincoln Heights covered police officer’s payments months after he stepped down

The Village of Lincoln Heights (Hamilton County) made $1,330 in child support and legal payments on behalf of a police officer who was no longer employed by the village, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

20
Dec

Mansfield City School District released from fiscal emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Mansfield City School District (Richland County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for three years. 

20
Dec

JobsOhio Compliance and Control Engagement Posted to Auditor of State’s Website

The fiscal year 2016 compliance and control engagement of JobsOhio has been completed by Deloitte & Touche LLP.

19
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 20

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

15
Dec

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.

15
Dec

Hilliard City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Hilliard City School District (Franklin 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.

14
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, Dec. 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.

14
Dec

Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson Receives Ohio Auditor’s First-Annual Public Integrity Award

Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson is the recipient of the Auditor of State’s first-annual Public Integrity Award for an Ohio prosecutor. The award recognizes a sheriff and a prosecutor for their cooperation and contributions to the Auditor’s office. 

13
Dec

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.

13
Dec

Buckeye Lake School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Buckeye Lake School District (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Dec

Lancaster Mayor Kuhn pleads guilty on charges related to failure to file tax returns

Lancaster Mayor Brian S. Kuhn today agreed to have his license as a certified public accountant revoked and plead guilty to two counts of attempted failure to file state tax returns for the years 2013 and 2014.

12
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 13

 The following audits will be released Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

09
Dec

Higher Education Efficiency Bill Approved by General Assembly

Legislation granting the Auditor of State’s office authority to conduct performance audits of higher education institutions passed through the Ohio House of Representatives today and awaits Gov. John Kasich’s signature. It received Senate approval on Wednesday. 

09
Dec

Auditor Yost applauds new requirement to review Ohio’s Educational Service Centers

Auditor of State Dave Yost issued this statement following the approval of language requiring his office to conduct a comprehensive performance audit of the state’s 52 Educational Service Centers (ESCs).

08
Dec

Statement from Auditor Dave Yost on passing of Sen. John Glenn

Despite his enormous achievements, Sen. Glenn remained humble

Auditor Dave Yost issued the following statement following the passing of former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn, who died today at the age of 95.

08
Dec

Overpayments Highlight Need to Monitor Compensation Rates

By the Auditor of State’s Office

The Auditor of State’s office identified thousands of dollars in overpayments this past year to township fiscal officers and trustees whose pay exceeded the rates permitted by state law.

07
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, December 8

The following audits will be released Thursday, December 8, 2016.

06
Dec

Cincinnati City Schools Overpaid 561 Employees by Combined $413,449

The Cincinnati City School District (Hamilton County) erroneously overpaid 561 employees by a combined $413,449 in 2014, two-thirds of which has been returned to the district, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

05
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Dec. 6

The following audits will be released Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

01
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Crawford County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

30
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, December 1

The following audits will be released Thursday, December 1, 2016

29
Nov

Medicaid Transportation Company Owes State $186,555

A Medicaid transportation company based in Lucas County billed the state for hundreds of services that lacked proper supporting documentation, according to a Medicaid examination released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

29
Nov

Darby Township Administrators Overpaid by $12,850

Darby Township (Union County) overpaid its fiscal officer and three trustees by a combined $12,850 over a span of two years, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

29
Nov

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.

28
Nov

Auditor Yost Releases Special Report on Open Enrollment

Open enrollment can boost a school district’s revenue if managed carefully but may result in a financial loss if associated costs and policy decisions are overlooked, Auditor Yost said in a special report released today.

28
Nov

Charter school operator sent to prison for taking funds earmarked for start-up school

A Columbus woman who took $88,750 earmarked to start a charter school in Powell was sentenced to three years in prison today by Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Everett H. Krueger. 

28
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 29

The following audits will be released Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

23
Nov

Madison County Sheriff James Sabin Receives Ohio Auditor’s First-Annual Public Integrity Award

James P. Sabin, Sheriff of Madison County is the recipient of the first-annual Public Integrity Award from the State of Ohio Auditor’s Office. The award recognizes a sheriff and a prosecutor for their cooperation and contributions to the Auditor’s office.

23
Nov

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.

22
Nov

Integrity Ambulance Service, LLC Owes State $478,094

More than $448,000 in improper Medicaid payments have been made to Integrity Ambulance Service, LLC (Darke County) as a result of transportation services being provided without proper authorization, according to an examination released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, November 22

The following audits will be released Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

17
Nov

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the City of Perrysburg (Wood County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

16
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, November 17

The following audits will be released Thursday, November 17, 2016.

15
Nov

Village of Wellsville Placed in Fiscal Emergency for Third Time

Auditor of State Dave Yost today placed the Village of Wellsville (Columbiana County) in a state of fiscal emergency for its third time, the most for any local government since the designation was created in 1979.  

15
Nov

Rossford Transportation Improvement District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Rossford Transportation Improvement District (Wood County) on the “unauditable” list.

15
Nov

Village of Corning Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and unsupported bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Corning (Perry County) on the “unauditable” list.

15
Nov

Auditor Yost Statement on 56-count Indictment of Former Niles Mayor Ralph A. Infante

The following statement can be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the indictment of former Niles Mayor Ralph A. Infante, who was indicted on 56 counts today: 

14
Nov

Ohio State and Auditor of State partner to advance university’s efficiency goals

University is first higher-ed institution to undergo performance audit

To amplify the university’s ongoing efficiency work, The Ohio State University and the Auditor of State’s office will collaborate on the state’s first performance audit of a higher education institution.

14
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, Nov. 15

 The following audits will be released Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

10
Nov

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.

10
Nov

Ineligible Drivers, Missing Documentation Cited in Medicaid Examination

Transportation services provided by ineligible drivers and a lack of required documentation contributed to more than $300,000 in Medicaid overpayments to a provider located in Cuyahoga County, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Nov

Charter School Audit Finds Duplicate Payment to Janitor

A Lucas County charter school issued a duplicate payment to a janitor after he claimed a check for the first payment was lost or stolen, but the check eventually cleared the bank, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
Nov

Village of Lakemore Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Village of Lakemore (Summit County) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than six years. 

10
Nov

Audit Identifies Overpayments to Vernon Township Administrators

Vernon Township (Scioto County) overpaid its fiscal officer and three trustees by a total of $4,861, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

10
Nov

Two Village of Wintersville Employees Overpaid More than $3,800

Two Village of Wintersville (Jefferson County) employees were overpaid a total amount of $3,816 during 2015, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
Nov

Greene Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Greene Township (Trumbull County) on the “unauditable” list.

09
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, November 10

The following audits will be released Thursday, November 10, 2016.

09
Nov

Former Veterans Service Officer Sentenced for Theft of Funds and World War II Flag

A former director of the Pickaway County Veterans Service office was sentenced to three years in prison today and ordered to pay more than $19,200 in restitution for stealing thousands of dollars and a historical heirloom Nazi flag.

25
Oct

Errors Lead to $106,916 in Charges to Metropolitan Sewer District

The City of Cincinnati erroneously charged the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Greater Cincinnati $106,916, according to a financial audit of the sewer district released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. Nearly half of the amount was related to payroll expenses for city employees not associated with MSD.

25
Oct

Audit Lauds Hubbard Schools for Careful Management of Open Enrollment Program

The Hubbard Exempted Village School District (Trumbull County) realized a $1 million net gain through the careful management of its open enrollment program, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The audit identified more than $1.1 million in potential savings.

25
Oct

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.

25
Oct

Former Village of Morrow Employee Improperly Reimbursed for Sick Leave

A former Village of Morrow (Warren County) employee received a $5,766 termination leave payout for 100 percent of his sick leave when county policy states that sick leave payout is at a rate of 25 percent. This resulted in a $3,057 overpayment that is owed to the Village, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

25
Oct

Village of Minerva Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Minerva (Stark County) on the “unauditable” list.

25
Oct

Hamilton County Gets Unmodified Financial Audit: First Time in More than a Decade

For the first time in more than a decade, the Auditor of State’s Office has issued an unmodified opinion of the audit of Hamilton County financial statements signaling an end to years of disagreements over the county’s spending of federal government funds intended for children’s services, which were instead spent on other job and family service programs.

24
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 25

The following audits will be released Tuesday, October 25, 2016. 

19
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, October 20

The following audits will be released Thursday, October 20, 2016.

18
Oct

Performance Audit Recommends Adjustments to Open Enrollment at Austintown Schools

The Austintown Local School District (Mahoning County) could save more than $766,000 by modifying its open enrollment practices, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The audit identified over $1.4 million in potential savings. 

18
Oct

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.

17
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 18

The following audits will be released Tuesday, October 18, 2016. 

13
Oct

Performance Audit Notes Effective Open Enrollment Practices, Identifies $990,900 in Savings

A performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost commended the Madison Local School District (Lake County) for its open enrollment practices and provided 11 recommendations to help it save $990,900.

13
Oct

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Trumbull County Land Reutilization Corporation received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

13
Oct

Berkshire Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Berkshire Local School District (Geauga 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.

12
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, October 13

The following audits will be released Thursday, October 13, 2016.

11
Oct

Former Paulding County Deputy Auditor Owes $6,263 for Theft

A former Paulding County deputy auditor who pleaded guilty to theft in office in September owes the county $6,263, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

11
Oct

Audit: ODOT Could Save $3.5 Million with Data-Driven Improvements

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) could save up to $3.5 million annually by replacing outdated structures with more efficient facilities that are more strategically located, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

11
Oct

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.

11
Oct

Metro Regional Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Metro Regional Transit Authority (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The entity’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

11
Oct

Statement from Auditor Yost on Complaint Regarding Horizon Science Academies

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the complaint referred to his office from Amsterdam & Partners regarding Horizon Science Academies.

07
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 11

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and misuse of public money.

06
Oct

City of Norwood Placed in Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost elevated the City of Norwood (Hamilton County) to a state of fiscal emergency today as a result of deficit fund balances. The city has spent the past 12 years in fiscal watch.

06
Oct

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.

05
Oct

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.

05
Oct

City of Huber Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Huber Heights (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Oct

City of Miamisburg Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Miamisburg (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Oct

City of Fairview Park Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Fairview Park (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

05
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, October 6

The following audits will be released Thursday, October 6, 2016.

05
Oct

Ohio Auditor’s Survey Finds Many Local Governments Unaware of Anti-Fraud Services Offered by Banks

Nearly half of Ohio’s local governments surveyed recently said they are unfamiliar with fraud prevention services designed to safeguard their bank accounts against fraud.

04
Oct

Hamilton Township’s Former Fiscal Officer, Two Trustees Improperly Reimbursed

Three Hamilton Township (Lawrence County) public officials were improperly reimbursed $6,188 for medical and hospital expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Oct

Village of Limaville Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Limaville (Stark County) on the “unauditable” list.

03
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 4

The following audits will be released Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

29
Sep

Fiscal Officer Misused Village of Macksburg Debit Card

A fiscal officer owes $3,885 after state auditors found she used the Village of Macksburg’s (Washington County) debit card to make personal expenditures and unsupported ATM withdrawals.

29
Sep

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.

29
Sep

Montgomery County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Montgomery County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 29

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 29, 2016.

27
Sep

Former Probation Officer Repays Money She Stole from Madison County

A former Madison County Juvenile Court probation officer who in April pleaded guilty to theft in office has repaid the $1,815 she stole from a probationer, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

27
Sep

Audit Finds More Illegal Spending at Village of Martinsville

The amount of illegally spent tax dollars continues to add up at the Village of Martinsville (Clinton County), where state auditors previously found family members ran the village and used its funds for personal expenses. 

27
Sep

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.

27
Sep

City of Pickerington Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Pickerington (Fairfield County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

City of Bucyrus Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Bucyrus (Crawford County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

City of Ashland Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Ashland (Ashland County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

Village of Obetz Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Village of Obetz (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

Belmont County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Belmont County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

City of Lebanon Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Lebanon (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Sep

City of Franklin Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Franklin (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

26
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 27

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

22
Sep

Former Marion Utility Supervisor Still Owes $4,497

The City of Marion’s (Marion County) former utility supervisor has repaid $29,779 of the amount she stole from the city’s utility department, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

22
Sep

Wayne Township Fiscal Officer Improperly Reimbursed $14,325

Wayne Township’s (Clermont County) fiscal officer was improperly reimbursed $14,325 for medical and hospital expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

22
Sep

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.

22
Sep

City of Groveport Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Groveport (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Sep

City of Mount Vernon Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Mount Vernon (Knox County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Sep

City of Rittman Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Rittman (Wayne County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Sep

City of Euclid Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Euclid (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Sep

Cuyahoga County Ambulette Company Owes $109,668

A Cuyahoga County ambulette company owes the state $109,668 after a Medicaid examination found incomplete documentation and services provided by unqualified drivers. 

21
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 22

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 22, 2016. 

20
Sep

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.

20
Sep

City of Napoleon Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Napoleon (Henry County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Sep

City of Madeira Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Madeira (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Sep

City of Wadsworth Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Wadsworth (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Sep

Miami County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Miami County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Sep

Village of Rome Financial Records “Unauditable”

Auditor of State Dave Yost placed the Village of Rome (Adams County) on the “unauditable list” today after it failed to provide any financial records necessary to complete an audit.

19
Sep

Decatur Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Decatur Township (Lawrence County) on the “unauditable” list.

19
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 20

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and misuse of public money.

15
Sep

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the City of Bedford Heights (Cuyahoga County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

14
Sep

Auditor Yost Discusses Learning-Based Funding with Columbus Metropolitan Club

Auditor of State Dave Yost spoke to the Columbus Metropolitan Club today, continuing an open dialogue on proposed learning-based funding for Ohio’s electronic schools.

14
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 15, 2016.

13
Sep

Franklin County Medicaid Provider Overpaid $573,184

A Columbus-based home health agency was overpaid to the tune of $573,000 because it provided services with unqualified aides and billed the state before obtaining proper service authorization.

13
Sep

More Findings Issued Against Former Drug Task Force Director

The former director of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force who pleaded guilty to theft in office in 2014 owes another $4,603, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

13
Sep

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.

13
Sep

City of Solon Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Solon (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Sep

City of Lakewood Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Lakewood (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Sep

City of Mentor Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Mentor (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Sep

City of Sharonville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Sharonville (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Sep

Stark County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Stark County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Sep

West Chester Township Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of West Chester Township (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The township’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Sep

Warren County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Warren County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Sep

Legislative Update: House Bill 5

By the Auditor of State’s Office

A bill aimed at boosting efficiency in Ohio’s local governments passed through the Ohio House of Representatives in May and was signed by Governor Kasich June 14.

12
Sep

Village of Johnstown Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Johnstown (Licking County) on the “unauditable” list.

12
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 13

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

08
Sep

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
Sep

City of Cleveland Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

08
Sep

City of Toledo Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Toledo (Lucas County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

08
Sep

City of Mason Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Mason (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

07
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 8

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 8, 2016.

06
Sep

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.

06
Sep

City of Westlake Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Westlake (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

02
Sep

Adjusting Class Size Limits Could Save Cincinnati Schools Millions

Increasing class size limits for grades K-3 is one of several steps the Cincinnati City School District (Hamilton County) can take to save more than $11.3 million, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

02
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 6

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

01
Sep

Former Franklin County Medicaid Provider Overpaid $4.9 Million

A Medicaid examination of Great Nursing Care, Inc. (Franklin County) found the home health agency was overpaid $4.9 million because it provided services with unqualified employees and billed for services before obtaining proper authorization.

The overpayment is the largest amount identified in a Medicaid examination since Auditor Yost took office in 2011.

01
Sep

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.

01
Sep

City of Conneaut Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Conneaut (Ashtabula County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

01
Sep

City of Shaker Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Shaker Heights (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

31
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Sept. 1

The following audits will be released Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

30
Aug

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.

30
Aug

City of Kent Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Kent (Portage County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Aug

City of Defiance Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Defiance (Defiance County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Aug

City of Sandusky Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Sandusky (Erie County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Aug

Butler County Transportation Improvement District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Butler County Transportation Improvement District 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.

30
Aug

City of Harrison Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Harrison (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Aug

Greene County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Greene County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Aug

Northmont City Schools Taking Steps to Save $626,500

The Northmont City School District (Montgomery County) could save more than $2.2 million by adjusting staffing, benefits and bus levels, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

30
Aug

Newton Falls Joint Fire District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Newton Falls Joint Fire District (Trumbull County) on the “unauditable” list.

29
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 30

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

25
Aug

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entity received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit report.

25
Aug

Richland County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Richland County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
Aug

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
Aug

Cleveland Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cleveland Public Library (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

24
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, August 25

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 25, 2016.

23
Aug

City of Huron Council Members Received Mid-Term Pay Raises

Current and former City of Huron (Erie County) council members owe a combined $19,800 for accepting mid-term pay raises, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

23
Aug

Mifflin Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Bank reconciliations that do not include all bank accounts or agree to Township ledgers prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Mifflin Township (Richland County) on the “unauditable” list.

23
Aug

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.

23
Aug

Laketran Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Laketran (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The transit authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Springdale Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Springdale (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Monroe Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Monroe (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Maumee Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Maumee (Lucas County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Upper Arlington Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Upper Arlington (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

Portage County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Portage County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

Wayne County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Wayne County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Newark Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Newark (Licking County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

Miami Valley Risk Management Association Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Miami Valley Risk Management Association (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The association’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Hamilton Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Hamilton (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Marysville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Marysville (Union County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Aug

City of Dover Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Dover (Tuscarawas County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 23

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

19
Aug

Fairfield Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Fairfield Township (Columbiana County) on the “unauditable” list.

18
Aug

Treasurer Josh Mandel and Auditor Dave Yost Announce OhioCheckbook.com Integration with Local Government Accounting Portal

Online Reporting System Leverages Technology to Streamline and Simplify Local Government Transparency

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Ohio Auditor Dave Yost announced today the partnership between OhioCheckbook.com and the Auditor’s Uniform Accounting Network (UAN).  Local governments utilizing UAN can now, through the website UANlink.OhioAuditor.gov, submit their year-end financial reports to the Auditor and choose to have UAN transmit their checkbook level spending to the OhioCheckbook.com in a quick, easy and convenient process. 

17
Aug

Audit releases for Thursday, Aug. 18

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 18, 2016.

16
Aug

Poor Management, Weak Policies and Communications Problems Behind District’s Failure to Collect $8.38 Million

Confusion caused by an overlap in reimbursement requests from the federal E-rate program and a change in the Cleveland Municipal School District’s E-rate administration led to the district’s failure to file for nearly $8.4 million in reimbursements for internet connectivity and communications equipment.

16
Aug

Closed Columbus Charter Schools Owe Combined $62,211

Two closed Columbus charter schools owe a combined $62,211 after reviews by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) found they submitted inaccurate student data to the state, according to audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Aug

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.

16
Aug

City of Middletown Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Middletown (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 16

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

15
Aug

Village of Alexandria Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Alexandria (Licking County) on the “unauditable” list.

12
Aug

More than 320 Education Leaders Attend Two-day Summit on Community Schools

Education leaders who gathered at a Charter School Summit in Columbus heard from the nation's foremost experts on community schools, discussing how to interpret recent changes in Ohio law that will improve accountability and listening to inspirational speeches from widely respected speakers and charter school graduates.

11
Aug

Auditor Yost Calls on Legislature to Reform Virtual School Funding

Auditor Dave Yost today called on the General Assembly to review how community schools using electronic learning are funded, suggesting reforms based on how much a child learns should play a key role in determining how a virtual school is paid.

11
Aug

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entity received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit report.

11
Aug

Columbus Metropolitan Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, Aug. 11

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 11, 2016.

09
Aug

Former Library Fiscal Officer Owes $36,407

The Preble County District Library’s former fiscal officer failed to pay withheld income taxes and pension contributions, resulting in $36,407 in fees and penalties, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Aug

Former Treasurer’s Office Employee Owes $855 for Theft

Former Fairfield County Treasurer’s Office employee Christina Fox stole $855 from the treasurer’s vault for personal use, according to an audit of the county released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

09
Aug

Mahoning County Medicaid Provider Owes $486,838

A Medicaid examination of Angel Carriers LLC (Mahoning County) found the provider was ineligible to receive reimbursement for 99 percent of services tested from July 2011 through June 2014.

09
Aug

Former School District Treasurer Owes $6,292

The former treasurer of the Cuyahoga Heights Local School District (Cuyahoga County) took 25 paid days off work that she was not entitled to, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Aug

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.

09
Aug

City of Steubenville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Steubenville (Jefferson County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Aug

City of Troy Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Troy (Miami County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Aug

City of Westerville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Westerville (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

08
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

04
Aug

Mark Township Owes Village of Sherwood $6,400

Mark Township (Defiance County) went more than a year without paying the Village of Sherwood for fire and emergency medical services, according to an audit of the village released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Aug

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.

04
Aug

Northern Union County Joint Fire and EMS District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Northern Union County Joint Fire and EMS District 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.

04
Aug

City of Whitehall Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Whitehall (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

03
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, August 4

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 4, 2016.

02
Aug

Unsupported, Improper Spending Cited in Village of Cloverdale Audit

The Village of Cloverdale (Putnam County) racked up $13,684 in unsupported expenditures and $5,554 in late payment fees and overdraft charges, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

02
Aug

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

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

02
Aug

City of Berea Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Berea (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

02
Aug

City of Medina Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Medina (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

02
Aug

City of Wyoming Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Wyoming (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

02
Aug

City of Northwood Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Northwood (Wood County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

01
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 2

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

28
Jul

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.

28
Jul

Central Ohio Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The transit authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Jul

City of Loveland Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Loveland (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Jul

City of Beavercreek Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Beavercreek (Greene County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 28

 The following audits will be released Thursday, July 28, 2016.

26
Jul

Audit Finds Improper Leave Payouts to Former City Employees

The City of Green (Summit County) improperly issued $30,321 in leave payouts to two former employees, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

26
Jul

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.

26
Jul

City of Sidney Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Sidney (Shelby County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

26
Jul

City of Vandalia Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Vandalia (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

26
Jul

City of Louisville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Louisville (Stark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 26

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

21
Jul

Cincinnati Medicaid Provider Overpaid $688,292

Citywide Incorporated, a Cincinnati Medicaid provider, was overpaid $688,292 for services it provided because it employed unqualified employees, billed for services that were not properly documented, and used the same documentation to bill for multiple claims. 

21
Jul

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entity received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit report.

21
Jul

Knox County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Knox County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
Jul

Grove City Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Grove City (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
Jul

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 21

 The following audits will be released Thursday, July 21, 2016.

19
Jul

Statement on 30-Count Indictment of Former Mt. Sterling Village Administrator

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the indictment of former Mt. Sterling Village Administrator Joseph A. Johnson by the Madison County grand jury.

19
Jul

Coventry Local School District Could Save $1.8 Million

A performance audit of the Coventry Local School District (Summit County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost identified more than $1.8 million in potential savings, mostly by reducing the number of open enrollment students it accepts. The district admits the most open enrollment students in the state.

19
Jul

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.

19
Jul

City of Springboro Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Springboro (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Jul

City of Brunswick Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brunswick (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Jul

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The commission’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Jul

Deerfield Township Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Deerfield Township (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The township’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

19
Jul

Cleveland Metropolitan Park District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The park’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

18
Jul

Newport Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete and unsupported bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Newport Township (Washington County) on the “unauditable” list.

18
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 19

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

14
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 14

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 14, 2016.

12
Jul

School District Overpaid 101 Employees by Combined $19,419

A payroll error caused 101 employees to receive a total of $19,419 in overpayments, according to an audit of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District (Sandusky County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

12
Jul

Audit Finds Improper, Unsupported Payments to Superintendent

Miami Valley Academies (Montgomery County) paid its superintendent more than $10,000 that she was not authorized to receive, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

12
Jul

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.

12
Jul

City of Orrville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Orrville (Wayne County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jul

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jul

Lake Metroparks Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lake Metroparks (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The metroparks’ excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jul

City of Painesville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Painesville (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jul

City of Hilliard Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Hilliard (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jul

City of North Olmsted Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of North Olmsted (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jul

Statement from Auditor Yost on Indictment of Hillsboro Mayor

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the indictment of Hillsboro Mayor W. Drew Hastings by the Highland County grand jury:

 

11
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 12

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 12, 2016.

08
Jul

Statement from Auditor Yost on Franklin County Board of Elections

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the indictments of Franklin County Board of Elections Director William A. Anthony Jr. and former Fiscal Officer Brenna Umbstaetter.

07
Jul

Former Village of Sabina Police Officer Owes $1,040

A former Village of Sabina (Clinton County) police officer responsible for the police department’s drug buy fund owes $1,040 after he failed to properly produce the money upon request, according to an audit of the village released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

07
Jul

New Straitsville Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the New Straitsville Public Library (Perry County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

07
Jul

City of Pataskala Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Pataskala (Licking County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

07
Jul

City of Brecksville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brecksville (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Jul

Auditor Yost to Congress: Rooting Out Food Stamp Fraud Protects the Poor and Taxpayers

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost today told Congress that he does not believe fraud is rampant in Ohio’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but said it does exist and is “significant” given that $2.5 billion in food stamp benefits are issued to Ohioans each year.

06
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 7

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 7, 2016.

05
Jul

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.

05
Jul

Scioto Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Scioto Township (Jackson County) on the “unauditable” list.

05
Jul

Clermont County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Clermont County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

01
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 5

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 5, 2016. 

30
Jun

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.

30
Jun

Great Parks of Hamilton County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Great Parks of Hamilton County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The park’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

30
Jun

Worthington Libraries Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Worthington Libraries (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The libraries’ excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

29
Jun

Auditor Yost Releases Niles City School District from Fiscal Watch

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Niles City School District (Trumbull County) from fiscal watch, a status it held for more than 13 years.

29
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 30

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

28
Jun

Auditor Yost Releases Report on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

An audit of Ohio’s $2.5 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has found system weaknesses which allow for benefits of the dead to be claimed, accounts to build excessive balances, questionable out-of-state transactions and other instances of potential fraud.

28
Jun

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.

28
Jun

City of Grandview Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Grandview Heights (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Jun

City of Oxford Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Oxford (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

28
Jun

Cuyahoga County Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cuyahoga County Public Library by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

27
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 28

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

24
Jun

Statement from Auditor Yost on Passing of John F. Wolfe

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the passing of John F. Wolfe.

23
Jun

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.

23
Jun

City of Columbus Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Columbus (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Jun

City of Tallmadge Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Tallmadge (Summit) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

22
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 23

 The following audits will be released Thursday, June 23, 2016.

21
Jun

Village of Belmore Financial Records “Unauditable”

Financial records and bank reconciliations that appear incomplete and were not provided prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Belmore (Putnam County) on the “unauditable” list.

21
Jun

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.

21
Jun

City of Bedford Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Bedford (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
Jun

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
Jun

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

A recent financial audit of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

20
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 21

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

16
Jun

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.

16
Jun

City of Powell Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Powell (Delaware County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

16
Jun

City of Willoughby Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Willoughby (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

16
Jun

Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 16

 The following audits will be released Thursday, June 16, 2016.

14
Jun

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.

14
Jun

Gov. Kasich Signs Efficiency-Boosting Bill into Law

Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 5 into law today, allowing local governments and state agencies to request feasibility studies from the Auditor of State’s office. The studies will measure the potential benefits of sharing resources with neighboring entities.

13
Jun

Village of Newcomerstown Released from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released the Village of Newcomerstown (Tuscarawas) from fiscal emergency, a status it held for more than four and a half years. 

13
Jun

Audit releases for Tuesday, June 14

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

09
Jun

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Adams County Regional Water District received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

09
Jun

Auditor Yost Warns of Cybercrimes Targeting Local Governments

Auditor of State Dave Yost today warned treasurers, fiscal officers and others responsible for spending public money that cybercrimes targeting government are on the rise and urged them to be on alert.

08
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 9, 2016.

07
Jun

Lykens Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Lykens Township (Crawford County) on the “unauditable” list.

07
Jun

Jackson Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Irreconcilable and unsupported bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Jackson Township (Ashland County) on the “unauditable” list for the fourth year in a row.

07
Jun

Warren Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Unsupported bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Warren Township (Jefferson County) on the “unauditable” list.

07
Jun

Canton City School District Could Save More than $2.6 Million

More than $2.6 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Canton City School District (Stark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

07
Jun

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.

06
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 7

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

02
Jun

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.

02
Jun

City of Kettering Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Kettering (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

01
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 2

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 2, 2016. 

31
May

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.

31
May

Franklin County Medicaid Providers Owe Combined $1.5 Million

Medicaid examinations of two Franklin County providers identified more than $1.5 million in recoverable findings, according to reports released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

27
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 31

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

26
May

City of Fostoria Placed in Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost placed the City of Fostoria in a state of fiscal emergency today as a result of deficit fund balances.  

26
May

Charter School Employee Stole $32,393 from Student Collections

An administrative assistant pocketed $32,393 that she was supposed to deposit into the Westside Community School of the Arts’ (Cuyahoga County) bank account, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
May

Village of Philo Officials, Employees Received Unsupported Payments

Village of Philo (Muskingum County) officials and employees received more than $4,700 in payments that lacked sufficient supporting documentation or village council approval, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
May

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.

25
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 26

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 26, 2016. 

24
May

Statement from Auditor Yost on Ohio House’s Passage of House Bill 5

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 5.

24
May

Franklin County Medicaid Provider Over-Reimbursed $708,998

Zimam Holdings, LLC, dba Zimam Home Healthcare (Franklin County) provided services with unqualified employees and billed for services before obtaining authorization from a physician, according to an examination released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
May

Logan-Hocking Local Schools Owe Ohio Medicaid Nearly $26,000

The Logan-Hocking Local School District (Hocking County) received $25,345 in Medicaid overpayments over a span of three years, according to a Medicaid examination released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
May

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.

24
May

City of Strongsville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Strongsville (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
May

Second ‘Surprise’ Head Count of Schools Shows Progress; Improvements Still Needed

A second unannounced statewide head count of community school attendance found that attendance among non-Dropout Recovery and Prevention schools has improved, according to a report released today by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost. 

23
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

19
May

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.

18
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 19

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 19, 2016.

17
May

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.

16
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 17

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

12
May

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.

12
May

Audit Finds $7,047 in Overpayments at Coshocton City Schools

Three Coshocton City School District (Coshocton County) employees were overpaid a combined $7,047 during fiscal year 2015, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

11
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 12

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 12, 2016.

10
May

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.

10
May

Rolling Hills Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Rolling Hills Local School District (Guernsey 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.

10
May

More than $100,000 in Findings Issued Against Closed Charter Schools

Two closed northern Ohio charter schools received a combined $113,260 more than they should have from the state, according to audits released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

10
May

16th Year of Fraud Conference Sees Continued Increase in Turnout, Interest in Fraud Prevention

Nearly 700 People Attend First Day of Two-Day Conference

When Janice D’Alessandro worked on her first statewide Fraud Conference in 2002, about 115 people attended the training program offered through the state Auditor’s office.

09
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 10

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and misuse of public money.

06
May

Annual Fraud-Prevention Conference Draws Experts from Public, Private Sectors

Fraud can strike anywhere weak internal controls and opportunities for easy money exist.

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office catches much of it at the state and local government levels – more than $22 million in illegally spent or stolen public dollars since 2011. But the Auditor’s examinations are limited to public entities funded by tax dollars. 

05
May

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

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

04
May

Auditor Yost Announces Ohio Charter School Summit

Auditor of State Dave Yost will host Ohio’s first statewide Charter School Summit this summer to provide school educators and administrators with financial, professional and academic training.

04
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 5

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and misuse of public money.

03
May

Auditor Dave Yost Receives National Recognition

Commending him for his “bold recommendations” to improve the governance over Ohio’s charter schools, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools today named Ohio Auditor Dave Yost as one of its 10 “charter school champions.”

03
May

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost on Ohio Supreme Court Ruling

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding today’s Ohio Supreme Court ruling on White v. King.

02
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 3

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

28
Apr

Hundreds of Officials Turn Out for Anti-Fraud Training

About 650 local officials – including mayors, school board members, financial officers and attorneys – participated in training to detect fraud and theft through a new statewide initiative of Auditor of State Dave Yost.

28
Apr

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.

27
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 28, 2016.

26
Apr

Shuttered Cincinnati Charter School Owes $11,147

A Cincinnati charter school that closed its doors in 2014 has yet to repay $11,147 to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), according to the school’s closeout audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

26
Apr

Cardinal Joint Fire District Overpaid Chief $16,360

The Cardinal Joint Fire District (Mahoning County) overpaid its chief $16,360 over a three-year period, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Apr

Anti-Fraud Workshops: “Auditor Yost needs to make this training mandatory”

The impact of fraud on our public institutions is devastating: $3 million from a county, $1.2 million at a community schools and $1.1 million at 19 schools in one district. 

26
Apr

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Ohio Valley Employment Resource (Washington County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

26
Apr

Village of Newtonsville Placed in Fiscal Caution

Auditor of State Dave Yost placed the Village of Newtonsville (Clermont County) in a state of fiscal caution today and added it to the “unauditable list” as a result of significant deficiencies in its financial records.

25
Apr

Statement from Auditor Dave Yost on Village of Lincoln Heights

After a careful review of the Village of Lincoln Heights’ (Hamilton County) financial circumstances, we have determined the village does not meet the standards required by law to be placed in a fiscal distress status.

25
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 26

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and misuse of public money.

21
Apr

$23,231 in Findings for Recovery Issued Against Former Fiscal Officer

A former Madison Township (Guernsey County) fiscal officer charged with theft in office earlier this year has repaid $23,231 in findings for recovery issued in an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

21
Apr

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.

20
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 21

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 21, 2016.

19
Apr

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.

18
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 19

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

14
Apr

JobsOhio Compliance and Control Engagement Posted to Auditor of State’s Website

The fiscal year 2015 compliance and control engagement of JobsOhio has been completed by the KPMG LLP auditing firm. As part of the agreement signed between the Auditor of State’s office and JobsOhio, the report is now available to the public via the Auditor of State’s website. 

14
Apr

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.

14
Apr

Auditor Yost Recognizes Willoughby-Eastlake City School District for Clean Audit

Auditor of State Dave Yost presented the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District (Lake County) with Auditor of State Award Wednesday at the Cuyahoga County Public Library.

13
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 14

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 14, 2016.

13
Apr

Village of Hemlock Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Hemlock (Perry County) on the “unauditable” list.

12
Apr

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.

12
Apr

Franklin County Medicaid Provider Owes More Than $2.1 Million

Shifo Healthcare Services, LLC (Franklin County) employed aides with no first aid certification, contributing to more than $2.1 million in recoverable findings – the largest amount identified in a Medicaid examination since Auditor of State Dave Yost took office in 2011.

12
Apr

Sushi, Room Service Among Charges on Village Credit Card

Village of Shreve (Wayne County) employees racked up unsupported charges for sushi and room service on a village credit card, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 12

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

07
Apr

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.

07
Apr

The Pitfalls of Petty Cash

By the Auditor of State’s Office

Petty cash funds can offer local governments an easy method of payment when the need arises to make small, occasional purchases.

06
Apr

Audit Releases for Thursday, April 7

The following audits will be released Thursday, April 7, 2016.

06
Apr

Statewide Fraud Training Draws Capacity Crowd; Six More Free Sessions Planned

More than 70 public officials and employees were trained yesterday on how to prevent fraud or detect it as soon as possible as part of a series of seminars provided by State Auditor Dave Yost’s office.

05
Apr

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.

04
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 5

The following audits will be released Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

31
Mar

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.

31
Mar

Buckeye Valley Local School District Spent $9,750 on Political Activities

Buckeye Valley Local School District (Delaware County) spent $9,750 on political activities to help promote a bond levy campaign, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The money has since been repaid to the district.

30
Mar

Auditor of State’s Office Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Auditor of State’s office received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2015.

30
Mar

Gallipolis City School District Could Save More Than $1 Million

More than $1 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Gallipolis City School District (Gallia County) released by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Mar

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the sentencing of former Preble County Historical Society Executive Director Mellanie “Jane” Lightner.

30
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 31

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 31, 2016.

29
Mar

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.

29
Mar

Stow-Munroe Falls City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District (Summit 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.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District’s dedication to accountability is evident.”

29
Mar

Rocky River City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Rocky River 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.

“Clean financial books are vital to accountability in government,” Auditor Yost said. “The Rocky River City School District is clearly committed to maintaining accurate records, and I am proud to present this award to the district.”

29
Mar

Kenston Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Kenston Local School District (Geauga 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.

“Good finance is important to everything government does,” Auditor Yost said. “Sound budgetary decisions depend on clean and accurate books.”

29
Mar

Keystone Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Keystone Local School District (Lorain 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.

“Good finance is important to everything government does,” Auditor Yost said. “Sound budgetary decisions depend on clean and accurate books.”

29
Mar

Pickerington Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Pickerington Local School District (Fairfield 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.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The Pickerington Local School District’s dedication to accountability is evident.”

28
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 29

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

24
Mar

Mahoning County Charter School Owes Ohio Medicaid $15,675

Summit Academy - Youngstown (Mahoning County) billed for services for students who were absent or not even enrolled on the dates of service, according to a Medicaid audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

24
Mar

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.

24
Mar

Bedford City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Bedford 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.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The Bedford City School District’s dedication to accountability is evident.”

24
Mar

West Clermont Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the West Clermont Local School District (Clermont 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.

“Good finance is important to everything government does,” Auditor Yost said. “Sound budgetary decisions depend on clean and accurate books.”

23
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 24

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 24, 2016.

22
Mar

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.

22
Mar

Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District (Brown 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.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The Southern Hills Joint Vocational School District’s dedication to accountability is evident.”

22
Mar

Cuyahoga County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $432,576

Emmanuel Ventures Limited, LLC (Cuyahoga County) failed to maintain original trip documentation and had no qualified drivers, according to an audit released by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Mar

Auditor Yost Appoints Former Dispatch Editor Ben Marrison as Communications Director

Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today that former Columbus Dispatch Editor Ben Marrison will be joining the Auditor of State’s office as Communications Director for the Public Affairs Department.

21
Mar

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 22

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

17
Mar

$36,221 in Revoked Bonuses Still Owed to Columbus City Schools

Current and former Columbus City School District (Franklin County) employees still owe $36,221 in revoked bonuses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. However, the school district has recovered the majority of the $357,655 revoked in 2014.

17
Mar

Milford Exempted Village School District Owes Ohio Medicaid $22,870

Poor billing controls resulted in more than $22,000 in overpayments to the Milford Exempted Village School District (Clermont County), according to a Medicaid audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

17
Mar

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.

17
Mar

Athens City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Athens City School District (Athens 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.

“Good finance is important to everything government does,” Auditor Yost said. “Sound budgetary decisions depend on clean and accurate books.”

17
Mar

Sylvania City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Sylvania City School District (Lucas 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.

“Good finance is important to everything government does,” Auditor Yost said. “Sound budgetary decisions depend on clean and accurate books.”

17
Mar

Elyria City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Elyria City School District (Lorain 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.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The Elyria City School District’s dedication to accountability is evident.”

17
Mar

Northwest Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Northwest Local School District (Hamilton 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.

“Taxpayers expect accurate financial records from their local governments,” Auditor Yost said. “The Northwest Local School District’s dedication to accountability is evident.”

16
Mar

Audit Releases for Thursday, March 17

The following audits will be released Thursday, March 17, 2016.

08
Mar

Community College Leaders Voice Support for House Bill 384

The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) voted unanimously today to pass a resolution in support of House Bill 384.

01
Mar

Audit of Good Hope Township Finds $5,900 in Overpayments

Overpayments to Good Hope Township’s (Hocking County) trustees and fiscal officer resulted in findings for recovery totaling $5,909 in an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

01
Mar

Franklin County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $139,655

Tashay 1 Home Healthcare, Inc. (Franklin County) billed for services before obtaining proper authorization and provided services with employees who were unqualified, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

01
Mar

State of Ohio Single Audit Released

The annual review of the state’s federal financial assistance programs for FY 2015 was released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

01
Mar

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.

01
Mar

Lakota Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lakota Local School District (Butler 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.

01
Mar

Springfield City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Springfield City School District (Clark 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.

29
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, March 1

The following audits will be released Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

25
Feb

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.

25
Feb

New Albany-Plain Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the New Albany-Plain Local School District (Franklin 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.

24
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, February 25

The following audits will be released Thursday, February 25, 2016.

23
Feb

Charter Schools Improperly Improperly Paid Board Members for Attending Meetings

The charter school management company, Concept Schools, improperly paid board members at four northeast Ohio charter schools for attending board meetings, according to audits of the schools released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Feb

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.

23
Feb

West Geauga Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the West Geauga Local School District (Geauga 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.

23
Feb

Whitehall City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Whitehall City School District (Franklin 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.

23
Feb

Winton Woods City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Winton Woods City School District (Hamilton 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.

23
Feb

Miamisburg City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Miamisburg City School District (Montgomery 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.

22
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, February 23

The following audits will be released Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

18
Feb

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.

18
Feb

Oak Hills Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Oak Hills Local School District (Hamilton 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.

18
Feb

Dublin City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Dublin City School District (Franklin 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.

17
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, February 18

The following audits will be released Thursday, February 18, 2016.

17
Feb

Auditor Yost Recognizes Taxpayer Heroes

Auditor of State Dave Yost presented Taxpayer Hero Awards to three communities on Monday in recognition of their successful collaboration at the Southwest Summit Communications Center.

16
Feb

Special Audit of Environmental Services Department Released

A former customer service specialist pocketed more than $15,000 in cash received by the Montgomery County Environmental Services Department, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Feb

Lack of Documentation Results in More Findings at Charter School

Unsupported expenditures and bank withdrawals resulted in findings for recovery totaling more than $19,100 in the final audit of the now-closed General Chappie James Leadership Academy (Montgomery County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Feb

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.

16
Feb

Newark City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Newark City School District (Licking 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.

16
Feb

Shaker Heights City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Shaker Heights 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.

16
Feb

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village 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.

16
Feb

Streetsboro City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Streetsboro City School District (Portage 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.

12
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, February 16

The following audits will be released Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

11
Feb

Special Audit: Taxpayers Covered Travel Costs for Spouses

A treasurer and six board members at the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio racked up more than $9,200 in spouse-related travel costs on ESC credit cards, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Feb

Former Village of Barnesville Fiscal Officer Stole $16,156

Former Village of Barnesville (Belmont County) Fiscal Officer Darla Fuller made more than 100 personal expenditures using a village credit card, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Feb

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.

11
Feb

Portsmouth City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Portsmouth City School District (Scioto 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.

11
Feb

Heath City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Heath City School District (Licking 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.

10
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, February 11

The following audits will be released Thursday, February 4, 2016.

09
Feb

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.

09
Feb

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools Qualify for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Butler Technology and Career Development Schools (Butler 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.

08
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, February 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

04
Feb

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.

04
Feb

Hudson City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Hudson City School District (Summit 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.

04
Feb

Greenville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Greenville City School District (Darke 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.

04
Feb

Beavercreek City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Beavercreek City School District (Greene 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.

04
Feb

Auditor Yost Launches Special Audit at Metropolitan Sewer District

Auditor of State Dave Yost announced today the launch of a special audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) of Greater Cincinnati.  The special audit comes at the request of Hamilton County and Cincinnati officials in light of recent concerns about MSD’s competitive bidding, contracts and payments.  The Auditor of State’s Special Audit Task Force met today to review the information and determined a special audit is appropriate. 

04
Feb

Family and Children First Council Audit Identifies Misspent Funds

The Morgan County General Health District spent more than $10,800 in Help Me Grow funds that it should have transferred to the county’s Family and Children First Council, according to an audit of the council released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

03
Feb

Audit Releases for Thursday, February 4

The following audits will be released Thursday, February 4, 2016.

02
Feb

Special Audit of Perrysburg Schools Released

Former Perrysburg Schools employee Eric Whitson stole more than $479,800 from the district, and nearly $181,900 from the Bowling Green Bobcat Athletic Boosters, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

02
Feb

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.

02
Feb

Sycamore Community City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Sycamore Community City School District (Hamilton 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.

02
Feb

Miami Valley Career Technology Center Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The center’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

01
Feb

Audit Releases for Tuesday, February 2

The following audits will be released Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

28
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.

28
Jan

Kettering City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Kettering City School District (Montgomery 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.

28
Jan

Sandusky City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Sandusky City School District (Erie 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.

27
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, January 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, January 28, 2016.

27
Jan

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 384.

26
Jan

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the Ohio Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 60 - legislation to rename a portion of I-670 the Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart Memorial Highway.

26
Jan

Lack of Documentation Cited in Family & Children First Council Audit

Lack of documentation for gift cards purchased by the Highland County Family & Children First Council resulted in a $575 finding for recovery, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
Jan

Brunswick City School District Could Save $2 Million

More than $2 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Brunswick City School District (Medina County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

26
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.

26
Jan

Summit County Educational Service Center Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Summit County Educational Service Center by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The center’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

26
Jan

Auditor Yost Receives Award from the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities

Auditor of State Dave Yost today received the President’s Partnering for Quality Award at the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities’ annual membership luncheon. 

25
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, January 26

The following audits will be released Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

21
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.

20
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, January 21

The following audits will be released Thursday, January 21, 2016.

19
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.

19
Jan

Avon Lake City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Avon Lake City School District (Lorain 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.

19
Jan

Support Builds for House Bill 384

Support is growing for House Bill 384 to expand performance audits to Ohio’s public colleges and universities.  Key testimony provided today to the House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee highlighted the merits of the legislation.  Those providing testimony included nationally-known economist Dr. Richard Vedder and Greg Lawson of The Buckeye Institute.  The bill passed out of the committee on a unanimous vote.

15
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, January 19

The following audits will be released Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

14
Jan

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Pioneer Career and Technology Center (Richland County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

14
Jan

Lakewood Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lakewood Local School District (Licking 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.

14
Jan

Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The school’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, January 14

The following audits will be released Thursday, January 14, 2016.

12
Jan

Wheelchair Express, LLC Owes Ohio Medicaid $163,100

Wheelchair Express, LLC (Franklin County) had no qualified drivers and billed Ohio Medicaid for attendant services that were never provided, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

12
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.

12
Jan

Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The institute’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Jan

Highland Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Highland Local School District (Medina 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.

12
Jan

Perry Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Perry Local 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.

12
Jan

Cardinal Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cardinal Local School District (Geauga 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.

12
Jan

Mayfield City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mayfield 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.

12
Jan

North Ridgeville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the North Ridgeville City School District (Lorain 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.

11
Jan

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the sentencing of former Perrysburg Exempted Village School District employee Eric Whitson.

11
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, January 12

The following audits will be released Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

07
Jan

Berkshire Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Berkshire Local School District (Geauga 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.

06
Jan

Audit Releases for Thursday, January 7

The following audits will be released Thursday, January 7, 2016.

05
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.

05
Jan

Granville Exempted Village School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Granville Exempted Village School District (Licking 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.

05
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.

05
Jan

Beachwood City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Beachwood 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.

05
Jan

Western Brown Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Western Brown Local School District (Brown 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.

05
Jan

Princeton City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Princeton City School District (Hamilton 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.

04
Jan

Audit Releases for Tuesday, January 5

The following audits will be released Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

31
Dec

Scioto Township Audit Identifies $4,669 in Overpayments

A series of payroll errors resulted in more than $4,600 in overpayments to Scioto Township (Ross County) trustees and its former fiscal officer, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  

31
Dec

Village of Unionville Center Financial Records “Unauditable”

Unprovided financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Unionville Center (Union County) on the “unauditable” list.

31
Dec

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.

31
Dec

Westlake City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Westlake 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.

31
Dec

Olentangy Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Olentangy Local School District (Delaware 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.

31
Dec

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.

30
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, December 31

The following audits will be released Thursday, December 31, 2015.

29
Dec

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.

29
Dec

Lancaster City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Lancaster City School District (Fairfield 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.

29
Dec

Westerville City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Westerville City School District (Franklin 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.

29
Dec

Nordonia Hills City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Nordonia Hills City School District (Summit 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.

29
Dec

Ambulance Service, Inc. Owes Ohio Medicaid $82,500

Ambulance Service, Inc. (Jefferson County) billed for services that lacked proper documentation and hired two drivers who had no first aid and/or CPR certification prior to rendering services, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Dec

Village of Risingsun Collected Incorrect Court Costs

The Village of Risingsun’s Mayor’s Court (Wood County) failed to collect and remit more than $11,000 in court costs, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

28
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, December 29

The following audits will be released Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

23
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, December 24

The following audits will be released Thursday, December 24, 2015.

22
Dec

Worthington City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Worthington City School District (Franklin 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.

22
Dec

Former Mifflin Township Employee Falsified Timesheet Hours

A former part-time Mifflin Township (Franklin County) employee submitted timesheet hours that overlapped with her full-time job at the Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI), according to audits of the township released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

21
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, December 22

The following audits will be released Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

17
Dec

Village of Newton Falls Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Newton Falls (Trumbull County) on the “unauditable” list.

17
Dec

Mason City School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mason City School District (Warren 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.

16
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, December 17

The following audits will be released Thursday, December 17, 2015.

15
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Crawford County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

14
Dec

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost in response to former Perrysburg Exempted Village School District employee Eric Whitson’s guilty plea today.

14
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, December 15

The following audits will be released Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

10
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

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

09
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, December 10

The following audits will be released Thursday, December 10, 2015.

08
Dec

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.

07
Dec

Audit Releases for Tuesday, December 8

The following audits will be released Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

04
Dec

Coventry Local School District Placed in Fiscal Emergency

The inability to submit an acceptable financial recovery plan that eliminates the projected current year deficit prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Coventry Local School District (Summit County) in a state of fiscal emergency.

03
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Greene County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

02
Dec

Audit Releases for Thursday, December 3

The following audits will be released Thursday, December 3, 2015.

01
Dec

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Brown County Metropolitan Housing Authority received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

01
Dec

Summit County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $167,200

A to B Transportation, LLC (Summit County) employed a driver with no driver’s license and no first aid or CPR certifications, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, December 1

The following audits will be released Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 

23
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, November 24

The following audits will be released Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

20
Nov

Village of Lewisville Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Lewisville (Monroe County) on the “unauditable” list.

20
Nov

Village of Fairview Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Fairview (Guernsey County) on the “unauditable” list.

19
Nov

Atwater Township Audit Identifies $7,935 in Overpayments

Nearly a dozen Atwater Township (Portage County) employees and officials received an extra paycheck, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

19
Nov

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the County Risk Sharing Authority, Inc. (Franklin County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

18
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, November 19

The following audits will be released Thursday, November 19, 2015.

16
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, November 17

The following audits will be released Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

13
Nov

Hamilton County Agricultural Society Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Hamilton County Agricultural Society on the “unauditable” list.

10
Nov

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.

10
Nov

Lawrence County Academy Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Lawrence County Academy on the “unauditable” list.

10
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, November 12

The following audits will be released Thursday, November 12, 2015.

09
Nov

Audit Releases for Tuesday, November 10

The following audits will be released Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

09
Nov

Statewide School Head Count Conducted Today

As promised in September, Auditor of State Dave Yost conducted an attendance count today at 10 traditional public schools and 45 charter schools statewide.  

06
Nov

Morgan Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Morgan Township (Butler County) on the “unauditable” list.

06
Nov

North Hills Water District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the North Hills Water District (Summit County) on the “unauditable” list.

06
Nov

Starr Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Starr Township (Hocking County) on the “unauditable” list.

05
Nov

Audit Confirms Paulding County Probation Department Theft

The former director of probation services for the Paulding County Court Probation Department illegally collected $10,000 in cash from probationers, created fake receipts and never deposited the money with the county, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. Emily Munger was indicted on charges of theft in office and tampering with records in September.

04
Nov

Audit Releases for Thursday, November 5

The following audits will be released Thursday, November 5, 2015. 

02
Nov

House Bill 384 Introduced Today

Proposed Legislation Grants Auditor of State Authority to Conduct Performance Audits of Institutions of Higher Learning

Auditor of State Dave Yost partnered with members of the Ohio General Assembly to draft House Bill 384, which gives the Auditor of State’s office the authority to conduct performance audits of Ohio’s institutions of higher education.  Representatives Tim Schaffer and Mike Duffey today introduced the legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives.

22
Oct

Buckeye Valley Local Schools Audit Released

Public Dollars May Not Be Used For Campaigns

A public relations firm received public money to promote a bond levy campaign for the Buckeye Valley Local School District (Delaware County), according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  The work included campaign polling, and even a sidebar $15,000 “win bonus” agreement between the architecture and the public relations firms.  The levy failed, so the bonus was never paid.  

20
Oct

City of Madeira Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Madeira (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

20
Oct

Athens County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Athens County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

20
Oct

Butler County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Butler County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. 

20
Oct

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.

20
Oct

Lack of Documentation Cited in Cincinnati Charter School Audit

Expenses with no supporting documentation led to $875 in findings for recovery in the initial and final audit of the Leadership Academy of Mathematics and Science of Cincinnati (Hamilton County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Oct

Butler County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio Medicaid $72,100

Universal Transportation Systems, LLC (Butler County), formerly known as Winton Transportation, LLC, employed eight drivers with lapses in first aid and/or CPR certification and billed for transports that were not covered by the Medicaid program or for transports that did not occur, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Oct

Special Audit of Horizon Science and Noble Academies Released

Horizon Science and Noble Academies in Ohio need to put in writing their formal procedures for administering state-mandated tests, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  However, the audit found no evidence to support allegations of assessment irregularities.

15
Oct

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the City of London (Madison County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

15
Oct

City of Rossford Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Rossford (Wood County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Oct

City of Sharonville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Sharonville (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Oct

City of Franklin Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Franklin (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

15
Oct

City of Mason Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Mason (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

14
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, October 15

The following audits will be released Thursday, October 15, 2015. 

13
Oct

Land Reutilization Corporation Audit Identifies $17,777 Double Payment

The Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation paid the same invoice twice resulting in an overpayment of $17,777, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Oct

Center Township Audit Identifies $11,838 in Overpayments

Center Township’s (Columbiana County) fiscal officer and three trustees were paid at higher rates than their annual budget allowed, resulting in overpayments totaling $11,838, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Oct

$1,340 in Findings Issued in Village of Milton Center Audit

Four Village of Milton Center (Wood County) councilmembers voted to approve $1,340 in payments for snow plowing services that they provided, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

13
Oct

City of Groveport Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Groveport (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Oct

City of Defiance Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Defiance (Defiance County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Oct

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.

13
Oct

City of South Euclid Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of South Euclid (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

13
Oct

Village of Obetz Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Village of Obetz (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The village’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

12
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 13

The following audits will be released Tuesday, October 13, 2015. 

08
Oct

Pickaway County Medicaid Provider Owes $1.3 Million

AccentCare Home Health of California, Inc. (Pickaway County) employed 15 personal care aides with no first aid certification and billed for services that lacked supporting documentation, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Oct

Liberty Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Liberty Township (Knox County) on the “unauditable” list.

08
Oct

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.

07
Oct

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost in support of the General Assembly's expected passage of Sub. H.B. No. 2 to reform Ohio's charter school system.

07
Oct

Audit Releases for Thursday, October 8

The following audits will be released Thursday, October 8, 2015.

06
Oct

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.

06
Oct

Worthington Libraries Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Worthington Libraries (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The libraries’ excellent record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

06
Oct

City of Conneaut Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Conneaut (Ashtabula County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

06
Oct

Former Library Deputy Fiscal Officer Stole $26,062

A former deputy fiscal officer failed to deposit more than $26,000 into the Westerville School District Library’s (Franklin County) bank accounts, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Oct

Special Audit of Columbus Tutoring Program Released

$850,000 in Findings for Recovery Issued

A total of 27 tutoring service providers charged the Columbus City School District $850,000 for tutoring that never happened or for students that were no longer in the district, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Oct

Audit Releases for Tuesday, October 6

 

The following audits will be released Tuesday, October 6, 2015. 

01
Oct

Auditor Yost Releases Hamilton Township from Fiscal Emergency

Auditor of State Dave Yost today released Hamilton Township (Warren County) from fiscal emergency, a status it has held since April 2014. 

01
Oct

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.

01
Oct

City of Bucyrus Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Bucyrus (Crawford County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

01
Oct

City of Whitehall Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Whitehall (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

30
Sep

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.

30
Sep

City of Huber Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Huber Heights (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

30
Sep

Audits Released Today, September 30

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office is responsible for auditing all public entities in Ohio. His mission is to protect Ohioans’ tax dollars while aggressively fighting fraud, waste and misuse of public money.

30
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, October 1

The following audits will be released Thursday, October 1, 2015.

29
Sep

Former Preble County Historical Society Executive Director Indicted

An Auditor of State partnership with the Preble County Prosecutor and Sheriff led to the indictment of former Preble County Historical Society Executive Director Mellanie “Jane” Lightner. 

29
Sep

York Township, Water Authority Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place York Township and the York Township Water Authority (Belmont County) on the “unauditable” list.

29
Sep

$560,300 in Potential Savings Identified at Jefferson Township

More than $560,000 in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of Jefferson Township (Franklin County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

29
Sep

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

28
Sep

Village of Cloverdale Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Cloverdale (Putnam County) on the “unauditable” list.

28
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 29

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 29, 2015. 

24
Sep

Former Fiscal Director Spent Juvenile Court Funds on Herself

The former fiscal director for the Wood County Juvenile Court took court deposits home and used the money as a personal loan to herself, according to an audit of the county released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

24
Sep

Former Village of North Baltimore Utility Clerk Stole $79,123

A former Village of North Baltimore (Wood County) utility clerk pocketed $79,123 in cash that she was supposed to deposit into the village’s bank account, according to a special audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

24
Sep

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.

24
Sep

City of Blue Ash Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Blue Ash (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

24
Sep

Belmont County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Belmont County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

23
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 24

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 24, 2015.

22
Sep

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.

22
Sep

City of Louisville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Louisville (Stark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

21
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 22

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

17
Sep

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.

17
Sep

City of Mount Vernon Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Mount Vernon (Knox County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

17
Sep

Recommendations Provided to Central State University

A larger oversight role by the board of trustees and collecting on significant past-due accounts will go a long way in addressing Central State University’s fiscal watch status, according to a report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

17
Sep

Recommendations Provided to Owens State Community College

Auditor of State Dave Yost made recommendations today to Owens State Community College that will aid the board of trustees in addressing the college’s fiscal watch status.

17
Sep

Lawrence County Audit Identifies $11,659 Overpayment

The fiscal officer for the Lawrence County Department Job and Family Services (LCDJFS) was overpaid $11,659 for undocumented overtime work, according to the county’s 2012 audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

16
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 17

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 17, 2015. 

15
Sep

$6,020 in Findings Issued in Village of Wintersville Audit

Missing magistrate court funds and a series of payroll errors resulted in $6,020 in findings for recovery in an audit of the Village of Wintersville (Jefferson County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

15
Sep

Village of Clarksville Placed in Fiscal Emergency

Past due accounts payables, deficit fund balances and a treasury deficiency prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost today to place the Village of Clarksville (Clinton County) in a state of fiscal emergency.

15
Sep

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.

14
Sep

Former Paulding County Director of Probation Services Indicted

An Auditor of State partnership with Paulding County law enforcement led to the indictment of former Director of Probation Services Emily Munger.  She was indicted on one charge of theft in office and one charge of tampering with records.

14
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 15

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 15, 2015. 

10
Sep

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.

10
Sep

Summit County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Summit County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

10
Sep

City of Springdale Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Springdale (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

10
Sep

City of Upper Arlington Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Upper Arlington (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Sep

Good Hope Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records and bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Good Hope Township (Hocking County) on the “unauditable” list.

09
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 10

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 10, 2015. 

08
Sep

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Cuyahoga Heights Community Improvement Corporation (Cuyahoga County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

08
Sep

Warren County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Warren County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

08
Sep

Metro Regional Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Metro Regional Transit Authority (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The transit authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

08
Sep

City of Avon Lake Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Avon Lake (Lorain County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

08
Sep

City of Pickerington Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Pickerington (Fairfield County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

08
Sep

Former Northwest Ambulance District Employee Owes $7,500

A former Northwest Ambulance District (Ashtabula County) employee falsified timesheets to get paid an extra $7,500, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

04
Sep

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 8

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

03
Sep

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
Sep

City of Dublin Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Dublin (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

03
Sep

Auditor Yost Releases Report on Community School Sponsorships

A special audit of community school sponsorships released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost highlights the need for increased sponsor oversight of schools as part of community school reform legislation pending in the Ohio General Assembly.

02
Sep

Audit Releases for Thursday, September 3

The following audits will be released Thursday, September 3, 2015. 

01
Sep

Village of Bremen Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete financial records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Bremen (Fairfield County) on the “unauditable” list.

01
Sep

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.

01
Sep

City of Kent Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Kent (Portage County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

01
Sep

City of Cleveland Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Cleveland Heights (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

01
Sep

City of Shaker Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Shaker Heights (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

01
Sep

Richland County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Richland County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

01
Sep

$11,400 in Findings Issued in Cass Township Audit

A township trustee voted to approve $11,406 in payments for excavating equipment rental and services he and his son provided, according to an audit of Cass Township (Hancock County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

31
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, September 1

The following audits will be released Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

27
Aug

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the sentencing of former Columbus City Schools Administrator Michael Dodds.

27
Aug

Jersey Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Unsupported bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Jersey Township (Licking County) on the “unauditable” list.

27
Aug

City of Westlake Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Westlake (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

27
Aug

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.

26
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, August 27

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 27, 2015. 

25
Aug

City of Hamilton Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Hamilton (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

25
Aug

Butler County Transportation Improvement District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Butler County Transportation Improvement District 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. 

24
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 25

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 25, 2015. 

21
Aug

City of East Liverpool Financial Records “Unauditable”

Inaccurate bank reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the City of East Liverpool (Columbiana County) on the “unauditable” list.

20
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, August 20

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 20, 2015.

20
Aug

Solid Waste Authority Audit Identifies $33,000 Overpayment

An overpayment to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led to a $33,001 finding for recovery in an audit of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) (Franklin County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

20
Aug

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.

20
Aug

City of Beavercreek Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Beavercreek (Greene County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

18
Aug

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.

18
Aug

City of the Independence Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of the Independence (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

18
Aug

City of Napoleon Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Napoleon (Henry County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

18
Aug

Great Parks of Hamilton County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Great Parks of Hamilton County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The park district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

18
Aug

Miami Valley Risk Management Association Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Miami Valley Risk Management Association (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The association’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

18
Aug

City of Marysville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Marysville (Union County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

18
Aug

City of Steubenville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Steubenville (Jefferson County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

17
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 18

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 18, 2015. 

13
Aug

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.

12
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, August 13

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 13, 2015. 

11
Aug

$34,700 in Findings Issued Against Former Superintendent

Former Superintendent Bradley Martin gambled during work hours and bought iPads the district never saw, racking up $34,739 in findings for recovery in a special audit of the Tecumseh Local School District (Clark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Aug

Preble County District Library Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Preble County District Library on the “unauditable” list.

11
Aug

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

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

11
Aug

Greene County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Greene County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

11
Aug

City of Brook Park Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brook Park (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

10
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 11

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 11, 2015.

06
Aug

Lack of Documentation Cited in Charter School Audit

A former principal’s undocumented fuel purchases led to a $1,000 finding for recovery in an audit of the Academy for Educational Excellence (Lucas County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Aug

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Westerville Industry and Commerce Corporation (Franklin County) received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

06
Aug

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District (Wood 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. 

05
Aug

Audit Releases for Thursday, August 6

The following audits will be released Thursday, August 6, 2015. 

04
Aug

Columbus Metropolitan Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

04
Aug

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.

04
Aug

City of Fairborn Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Fairborn (Greene County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

04
Aug

Regional Income Tax Agency Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Regional Income Tax Agency (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The agency’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

04
Aug

City of Fairview Park Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Fairview Park (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

04
Aug

Union County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Union County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

04
Aug

Cleveland Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cleveland Public Library (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

04
Aug

Warren Water Authority Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Warren Water Authority (Jefferson County) on the “unauditable” list.

03
Aug

Audit Releases for Tuesday, August 4

The following audits will be released Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

30
Jul

Former East Cleveland Public Library Fiscal Officer Owes $11,300

Overpayments to a former fiscal officer led to $11,317 in findings for recovery in an audit of the East Cleveland Public Library (Cuyahoga County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Jul

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.

29
Jul

Village of Barnesville Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Barnesville (Belmont County) on the “unauditable” list.

28
Jul

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.

28
Jul

Portage County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Portage County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

28
Jul

Geauga County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Geauga County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

28
Jul

City of Solon Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Solon (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

28
Jul

Knox County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Knox County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

28
Jul

Central Ohio Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The transit authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

28
Jul

$4,350 in Findings Issued in City Day Community School Audit

Improper payments to six board members led to $4,350 in findings for recovery in an audit of City Day Community School (Montgomery County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

27
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 28

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 28, 2015. 

23
Jul

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.

23
Jul

Fairfield County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Fairfield County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Jul

City of Vandalia Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Vandalia (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

23
Jul

City of Mentor Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Mentor (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

23
Jul

City of Hilliard Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Hilliard (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

23
Jul

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The commission’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

23
Jul

Franklin Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Franklin Township (Jackson County) on the “unauditable” list.

22
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 23

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 23, 2015.

21
Jul

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.

21
Jul

City of Grandview Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Grandview Heights (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

21
Jul

City of Orrville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Orrville (Wayne County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

21
Jul

City of Northwood Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Northwood (Wood County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

20
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 21

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

16
Jul

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s announcement of an investigation into Ohio’s non-profit abortion clinics.

15
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 16

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 16, 2015. 

14
Jul

City of North Olmsted Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of North Olmsted (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

14
Jul

City of Piqua Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Piqua (Miami County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

14
Jul

Lorain County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Lorain County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The county’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

14
Jul

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.

14
Jul

Liberty Township Audit Identifies $3,900 Overpayment

Overpayments for legal counsel led to $3,926 in findings for recovery in an audit of Liberty Township (Trumbull County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

14
Jul

$858,900 in Potential Savings Identified at Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District

More than $850,000 in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District (Tuscarawas County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

13
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 14

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

09
Jul

Cleveland Metropolitan Park District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park 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. 

09
Jul

Deerfield Township Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Deerfield Township (Warren County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The township’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

09
Jul

Stark Area Regional Transit Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (Stark County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

09
Jul

City of Tipp City Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Tipp City (Miami County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Jul

City of Painesville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Painesville (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

09
Jul

City of Ashtabula Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Ashtabula (Ashtabula County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

09
Jul

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
Jul

Government Data Quality Sparks National Attention

Auditor Yost Weighs in with GOVERNING magazine

Auditor of State Dave Yost weighed in on the importance of data quality in government in this month’s GOVERNING magazine. 

08
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 9

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 9, 2015.

07
Jul

City of Grove City Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Grove City by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. 

07
Jul

Cuyahoga County Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cuyahoga County Public Library by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

07
Jul

West Chester Township Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of West Chester Township by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. 

07
Jul

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.

07
Jul

LifeCare Wheelchair Transportation Owes State $126,000

LifeCare Wheelchair Transportation, Inc. (Lorain County) hired a man with a felonious assault conviction -- and 13 employees had lapses in their required first aid and/or CPR certifications that deemed them ineligible for employment -- according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
Jul

Audit Releases for Tuesday, July 7

The following audits will be released Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

02
Jul

City of Middleburg Heights Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Middleburg Heights (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

02
Jul

City of Lakewood Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Lakewood (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

02
Jul

City of Pataskala Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Pataskala (Licking County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

02
Jul

Walnut Township Local School District Could Save $1 Million

More than $1 million in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Walnut Township Local School District (Fairfield County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

01
Jul

Audit Releases for Thursday, July 2

The following audits will be released Thursday, July 2, 2015.

01
Jul

JobsOhio Compliance and Control Engagement Posted on Auditor’s Website

The fiscal year 2014 compliance and control engagement of JobsOhio has been completed by the KPMG LLP auditing firm.

30
Jun

Monclova Township-Village of Whitehouse Joint Economic Development District Financial Records “Unauditable”

Failure to produce annual financial reports prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Monclova Township-Village of Whitehouse Joint Economic Development District (Lucas County) on the “unauditable” list.

30
Jun

Ohio EPA Performance Audit Released

More than $3.7 million in potential savings were outlined in a performance audit of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Jun

Columbus City Schools Follow-Up Report Released

The Columbus City School District (Franklin County) is making progress in correcting the issues that led to the attendance data-rigging scandal, according to a follow-up report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

30
Jun

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.

30
Jun

Laketran Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Laketran (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The agency’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction

30
Jun

City of Oxford Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Oxford (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

30
Jun

Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library (Cuyahoga County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The library’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. 

29
Jun

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost in response to former Columbus City Schools administrator Michael Dodds’ plea today of “no contest” to three felony charges.

29
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 30

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 30, 2015. 

29
Jun

Auditor Yost Sends Letter in Support of HJR 4

Auditor of State Dave Yost sent a letter today to the Senate Rules and Reference Committee in support of House Joint Resolution 4, which seeks to bar individuals from writing special interests into the Ohio Constitution.

25
Jun

Lake Metroparks Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Lake Metroparks (Lake County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. Lake Metroparks’ excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
Jun

City of Tallmadge Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Tallmadge (Summit County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
Jun

City of Brunswick Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Brunswick (Medina County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

25
Jun

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Belmont County Transportation Improvement District received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

24
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 25

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 25, 2015. 

23
Jun

Payroll Blunders Found in Canton Joint Recreation District Audit

Several payroll errors led to $6,995 in findings for recovery in an audit of the Canton Joint Recreation District (Stark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Jun

Austintown Township Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete reconciliations prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place Austintown Township (Mahoning County) on the “unauditable” list.

23
Jun

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Performance Audit Released

A performance audit of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost outlines recommendations to save tax dollars by improving data quality and collection. 

23
Jun

$653,000 in Potential Savings Identified at the City of Martins Ferry

More than $650,000 could be saved each year in the City of Martins Ferry’s (Belmont County) water and public safety departments, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

23
Jun

Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Tri-Cities North Regional Wastewater Authority (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The authority’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Jun

City of Sidney Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Sidney (Shelby County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The city’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

23
Jun

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District Performance Audit Released

A performance audit of the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District (Lorain County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost offers several ways the district could address a looming deficit.

22
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 23

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 23, 2015. 

18
Jun

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

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

18
Jun

City of Montgomery Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Montgomery (Hamilton County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. 

17
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 18

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 18, 2015.

16
Jun

Village of Green Camp Placed in Fiscal Emergency

Default on debt and past due accounts payables prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost today to place the Village of Green Camp in a state of fiscal emergency.

16
Jun

Northmor Local School District Could Save $345,000

More than $345,000 in potential savings were identified in a performance audit of the Northmor Local School District (Morrow County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

16
Jun

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Ohio School Plan (Lucas County) has received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

16
Jun

City of Reynoldsburg Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Reynoldsburg (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. 

16
Jun

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the proposed constitutional amendment introduced today in the Ohio House. 

15
Jun

General Chappie James Leadership Academy Special Audit Results in $1.1 Million Finding

Officials at the now-closed General Chappie James Leadership Academy padded their attendance rolls by nearly 50 percent, according to a special audit released in a press conference today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.  Findings for recovery total more than $1.1 million.

15
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 16

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 16, 2015. 

11
Jun

Poor Documentation Cited at Watkins Academy

The superintendent of Watkins Academy (Montgomery County) failed to adequately document more than 20 debit card purchases, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

11
Jun

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce the Lucas County Transportation Improvement District has received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

11
Jun

Clermont County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of Clermont County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. 

11
Jun

City of Kettering Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

The City of Kettering's excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

10
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 11

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 11, 2015.

09
Jun

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.

09
Jun

City of Willoughby Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

The City of Willougby's excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

09
Jun

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

09
Jun

Audit Finds Messy Payroll in Village of Malvern

Several payroll errors led to $16,000 in findings for recovery in an audit of the Village of Malvern released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

09
Jun

ODOT Performance Audit Released

Additional efficiencies in the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) fleet operation could save more than $1.7 million, according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

08
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 9

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

05
Jun

Poor Documentation Cited in Charter School Audit

The now-closed Leadership Academy of Mathematics and Science of Columbus failed to document and support a significant number of its expenses, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

05
Jun

Closed Charter School Improperly Spent $84,000

Officials of the Notten School for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) improperly spent state funds after the school closed, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. 

04
Jun

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipient

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation has received the Auditor of State Award for its clean audit report.

03
Jun

Audit Releases for Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5

The following audits will be released Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5, 2015. 

02
Jun

Fiscal Officer Failed to Pay Township Employee Taxes

Xenia Township’s fiscal officer failed to pay withheld income taxes and pension contributions, which resulted in more than $51,000 in late fees and penalties, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

02
Jun

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.

02
Jun

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

A recent financial audit of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (Franklin County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

01
Jun

Audit Releases for Tuesday, June 2

The following audits will be released Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

28
May

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

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

27
May

City of Powell Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Powell (Delaware County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

27
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 28

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 28, 2015. 

26
May

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.

22
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 26

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

21
May

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:

20
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 21

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 21, 2015.

19
May

City of Strongsville Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the City of Strongsville by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

19
May

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

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

18
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 19

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 14, 2015.

14
May

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

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

13
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 14

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 14, 2015.

12
May

Village of Shreve Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Shreve (Wayne County) on the “unauditable” list.

12
May

Auditor Yost Unveils Public Integrity Assurance Team

Auditor of State Dave Yost today took the fight against public corruption to the next level with the announcement of the new Public Integrity Assurance Team – a single source of expertise for investigating fraud in government.

12
May

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.

11
May

Northwest Ohio Educational Council Self Insurance Pool Program Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Northwest Ohio Educational Council Self Insurance Pool Program on the “unauditable” list.

11
May

Village of Mount Sterling Financial Records “Unauditable”

Incomplete records prompted Auditor of State Dave Yost to place the Village of Mount Sterling on the “unauditable” list.

11
May

Audit Releases for Tuesday, May 12

The following audits will be released Tuesday, May 12, 2015. 

07
May

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.

07
May

Ross Local School District Qualifies for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Ross Local School District (Butler County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report.

07
May

Lucas County Medicaid Provider Owes Ohio $64,000

More than 2,200 documentation errors led to $64,000 in Medicaid findings, according to an examination of Best Choice Medical Transportation, LLC released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

07
May

$6,000 Overpayment Found in Greenon Local Schools Audit

Family ties and a miscalculated severance payout were discovered in an audit of the Greenon Local School District (Clark County) released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

06
May

Audit Releases for Thursday, May 7

The following audits will be released Thursday, May 7, 2015.

30
Apr

Auditor of State’s Office Receives Clean Audit

Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2014. 

29
Apr

Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

House Bill 5 Passage

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the passage of House Bill 5.

21
Apr

Stepp’s Loan Repayments Labeled “Abuse” by Auditor of State

Blatant abuse led to taxpayers footing a $264,000 bill to pay for the former Medina City Schools superintendent’s education, according to a final report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Apr

Springfield Local School District could save $2.6 Million

More than $2.6 million identified as potential annual savings could be realized at Springfield Local School District (Lucas County), according to a performance audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.

21
Apr

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.

20
Apr

Audit Releases for Tuesday, April 20

The following audits will be released Tuesday April 20, 2015.