Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, April 8, 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:

  • Adena Local School District (Ross County)
  • Apollo Career Center (Allen County)
  • Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center (Athens County)
  • Auburn Vocational School District (Lake County)
  • Bexley City School District (Franklin County)
  • Buckeye Online School for Success (Columbiana County)
  • Carrollton Exempted Village School District (Carroll County)
  • Champion Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Cincinnati Speech and Reading Intervention Center (Hamilton County)
  • Columbiana County Career and Technical Center (Columbiana County)
  • Columbiana County Educational Service Center (Columbiana County)
  • Deer Park Community City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Finneytown Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Geneva Area City School District (Ashtabula County)
  • Imani Learning Academy (Lucas County)
  • Indian Creek Local School District (Jefferson County)
  • Lakewood City School District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Logan Elm Local School District (Pickaway County)
  • Marion City School District (Marion County)
  • Perry Local School District (Stark County)
  • Phoenix Academy (Lucas County)
  • Polly Fox Academy (Lucas County)
  • Shared Services Council of Governments (Franklin County)
  • South Range Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Southwest Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Springfield Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • The Knight Academy-2012 (Lucas County)
  • The Knight Academy-2013 (Lucas County)
  • Village of Obetz (Franklin County)
  • West Carrollton City School District (Montgomery 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