Statement from Auditor Dave Yost on Mecca Township

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Columbus – The following is a statement from Auditor Dave Yost regarding the removal from office of Deborah Drawl, Mecca Township (Trumbull County) fiscal officer:

“It is rare for our office to take action to remove an elected fiscal officer from office. However, this fiscal officer was incapable of resolving the many issues that made Mecca Township’s books unauditable. The citizens of Mecca Township deserved competent leadership. We are pleased that the court agreed with our position and that of the Attorney General’s office, but we take no joy in this.” 

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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