Statement Regarding City of Youngstown’s Rejection of AOS Proposal

Friday, August 9, 2019

Columbus – The following is a statement that may be attributed to Allison Dumski, Spokesperson for Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office:

“The Auditor of State’s focus is always on what’s best for the taxpayer. We remain dedicated to finding solutions for local governments, which will benefit taxpayers and the financial health of the entity.

Because the Auditor understands the City of Youngstown’s challenging financial position, we have attempted to work through extraordinary efforts to reach a resolution on the repayment of the sewer and water funds. We are disappointed that the city has rejected our proposal.”

This is the only statement the office will make until the conclusion of the audit.


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio is responsible for auditing more than 6,000 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Keith Faber, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies, and promotes transparency in government.