Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, April 7, 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:

  • Amanda-Clearcreek Local School District (Fairfield County)
  • Canfield Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Clay Local School District (Scioto County)
  • Columbiana County Educational Service Center (Columbiana County)
  • Columbus Collegiate Academy West (Franklin County)
  • Greenfield Exempted Village School District (Highland County)
  • Interactive Media and Construction (Richland County)
  • Jefferson Township Local School District (Montgomery County)
  • Kings Local School District (Warren County)
  • L. Hollingworth School for the Talented and Gifted (Lucas County)
  • Licking Heights Local School District (Licking County)
  • Logan-Hocking Local School District (Hocking County)
  • Mansfield Enhancement Academy (Richland County)
  • Margaretta Local School District (Erie County)
  • Meigs Local School District (Meigs County)
  • South Central Local School District (Huron County)
  • Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (Clinton County)
  • Tallmadge City School District (Summit County)
  • Three Rivers Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Vinton Local School District (Vinton County)
  • Washington Nile Local School District (Scioto 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