Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Thursday, May 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:

  • Beacon Hill Community Academy (Wayne County)
  • Buckeye Local School District (Jefferson County)
  • Central Ohio Risk Management Association Self Insurance Pool, Inc. (Franklin County)
  • Clermont County Educational Service Center – 2013 (Clermont County)
  • Clermont County Educational Service Center – 2014 (Clermont County)
  • Cleveland Community School (Cuyahoga County)
  • Colonel Crawford Local School District (Crawford County)
  • Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (Cuyahoga County)
  • Mahoning Valley Opportunity Center (Mahoning County)
  • McDonald Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Mound Street Health Careers Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Mound Street IT Careers Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Mound Street Military Careers Academy (Montgomery County)
  • Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (Guernsey County)
  • Pickaway County Educational Service Center (Pickaway County)
  • Shadyside Local School District (Belmont County)
  • Southern Local School District (Meigs County)
  • Stark County Educational Service Center (Stark County)
  • Villaview Community School (Cuyahoga County)
  • Wyoming City School District (Hamilton 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