Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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:

  • Bennett Venture Academy (Lucas County)
  • Brunswick City School District (Medina County)
  • Buckeye Valley Local School District (Delaware County)
  • Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Parks District (Franklin County)
  • Fairborn City School District (Greene County)
  • Galion City School District (Crawford County)
  • Howland Local School District (Trumbull County) 
  • Lorain County Joint Vocational School District (Lorain County)
  • Lorain K-12 Digital Academy (Lorain County)
  • Minerva Local School District (Stark County)
  • Noble Local School District (Noble County)
  • Perry Local School District (Stark County)
  • Symmes Valley Local School District (Lawrence County)
  • Tipp City Exempted Village School District (Miami County)
  • Union Scioto Local School District (Ross County)
  • United Local School District (Columbiana County)
  • U.S. Grant Joint Vocational School District (Clermont County)
  • Vanguard Sentinel Career Technology Centers (Sandusky 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 
  • No other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity.
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.

Brittany Halpin
Press Secretary