Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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:

  • Arlington Local School District-2012 (Hancock County)
  • Arlington Local School District-2013 (Hancock County)
  • Carlisle Local School District (Warren County)
  • Copley-Fairlawn City School District (Summit County)
  • Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority (Montgomery County)
  • Eastern Local School District (Meigs County)
  • Fairfield Union Local School District (Fairfield County)
  • Garaway Local School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Greene County Vocational School District (Greene County)
  • Interactive Media and Construction, Inc. (Richland County)
  • Lorain County Joint Vocational School District (Lorain County)
  • Mansfield Elective Academy (Richland County)
  • Mansfield Enhancement Academy (Richland County)
  • Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (Guernsey County)
  • Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School District (Marion County)
  • Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (Lucas County)
  • Vermillion Local School District (Erie County)
  • Western Reserve Local School District (Huron County)
  • Wood County Educational Service Center (Wood County)

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

  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
    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 5,800 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