Auditor Faber Announces September Auditor of State Award Recipients

Friday, October 2, 2020


For Immediate Release:

October 2, 2020

Auditor Faber Announces September Auditor of State Award Recipients

Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports.

  • Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority (Hancock County)
  • Burr Oak Regional Water District (Athens County)
  • Greene County Transit Board (Greene County)
  • Madeira Indian Hill Joint Fire District (Hamilton County)
  • Allen County Land Reutilization Corporation (Allen County)
  • Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corporation (Mahoning County)
  • City of Union (Montgomery County)
  • Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority (Geauga County)
  • Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation (Hamilton County)
  • City of Canfield (Mahoning County)
  • Ohio Government Benefit Cooperative (Cuyahoga County)
  • Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Perry County)
  • City of Macedonia (Summit County)
  • City of Niles (Trumbull County)
  • City of Riverside (Montgomery County)
  • Central Ohio Health Care Consortium (Franklin County)
  • City of Circleville (Pickaway County)
  • City of Lyndhurst (Cuyahoga County)
  • Gallia Metropolitan Housing Authority (Gallia County)
  • Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation (Franklin County)
  • Mid East Ohio Regional Council (Knox County)
  • Western Reserve Transit Authority (Mahoning County)
  • Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (Cuyahoga County)
  • Warren County Port Authority (Warren County)


The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award 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 financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office by the statutory due date, without extension, via the Hinkle System and in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weakness, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comment related to:
    • Ethics referrals
    • Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance
    • Lack of timely annual financial report submission
    • Bank reconciliation issues
    • Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance
    • Findings for recovery less than $500
    • Public meetings or public records issues
  • The entity has no other financial or other concerns

Full copies of these reports are available online.


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.


Allie Dumski

Press Secretary

(614) 644 - 1111