Auditor Yost Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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:

  • Bristol Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Campbell City School District (Mahoning County)
  • Clear Fork Valley Local School District (Richland County)
  • Collinwood Village Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • East Clinton Local School District (Clinton County)
  • East Guernsey Local School District (Guernsey County)
  • Eastside Arts Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • Edgewood City School District (Butler County)
  • Federal Hocking Local School District (Athens County)
  • Health Care Benefits Program of Lake County Schools Council 
  • Jonathan Alder Local School District (Madison County)
  • Mapleton Local School District (Ashland County)
  • Margaretta Local School District (Erie County)
  • Minerva Local School District (Stark County)
  • Minford Local School District (Scioto County)
  • Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Puritas Community Elementary School (Cuyahoga County)
  • Puritas Community Middle School (Cuyahoga County)
  • Renaissance Academy (Franklin County)
  • Seneca East Local School District (Seneca County)
  • Shelby City School District (Richland County)
  • South Central Local School District (Huron County)
  • Stockyard Community Middle School (Cuyahoga County)
  • Trimble Local School District (Athens County)
  • Warren City School District (Trumbull County)
  • Wheelersburg Local School (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:
    • 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 each report is available 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