Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Columbus – Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

  • Apollo Career Center (Allen County)
  • Bellevue City School District (Huron County)
  • Bloomfield Mespo Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Brown County Educational Service Center (2011 and 2012)
  • Bucyrus City School District (Crawford County)
  • Clay Avenue Community School (Lucas County)
  • Cleveland Academy of Scholarship, Technology and Leadership Enterprise (Cuyahoga County)
  • Deer Park Community City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Finneytown Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Howland Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Jackson-Milton Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Madison Avenue School of Arts (Lucas County),/li>
  • North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (Seneca County)
  • South Range Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Springfield Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Waterloo Local School District (Trumbull County)

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.  Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:

  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    o Ethics referrals
    o Questioned costs less than $10,000
    o Lack of timely report submission
    o Reconciliation
    o Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    o Findings for recovery less than $100
    o Public meetings or public records

A full copy of these audits may be found online.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,600 state and local government agencies.  Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary