Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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:

  • Akron City School District (Summit County)
  • Aurora City School District (Portage County)
  • Canfield Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Chillicothe City School District (Ross County)
  • Interactive Media and Construction (Richland County)
  • Milford Exempted Village School District (Clermont County)
  • Norton City School District (Summit County)
  • Phoenix Academy (Lucas County)
  • Polly Fox Academy (Lucas County)
  • Ross Local School District (Butler County)
  • Scioto County Career Technical Center
  • Sebring Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Troy City School District (Miami County)
  • Trumbull County Educational Service Center
  • Tuslaw Local School District (Stark County)
  • Vermilion Local School District (Erie County)
  • Vinton Local School District (Vinton County)
  • Warren County Educational Service Center
  • Windham Exempted Village School District (Portage 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 5,900 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.

Beth Gianforcaro
Press Secretary