Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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:

  • A+ Arts Academy (Franklin County)
  • Area 10 Workforce Investment Board (Richland County)
  • Belmont-Harrison Vocational School District (Belmont County)
  • Belpre City School District (Washington County)
  • Claymont City School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Dover City School District  (Tuscarawas County)
  • EHOVE Career Center (Erie County)
  • Finneytown Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Franklin Local School District (Muskingum County)
  • Focus Academy of Northern Columbus (Franklin County)
  • Indian Valley Local School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Lakeview Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Morgan County Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (Muskingum County)
  • Patriot Preparatory Academy (Franklin County)
  • Salem City School District (Columbiana County)
  • Tri-County North Local School District (Preble County)
  • United Local School District (Columbiana County)
  • Washington Local School District (Lucas 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:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than $10,000
    • Lack of timely report submission
    • Reconciliation
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
    • Findings for recovery less than $100
    • 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.

Carrie Bartunek
Director of Communications