Auditor Faber Announces September Auditor of State Award Recipients

Monday, October 4, 2021


For Immediate Release:

October 4, 2021

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.

  • City of Athens (Athens County)
  • Eastern Local School District (Brown County)
  • Liberty Community Authority (Butler County)
  • West Central Ohio Port Authority (Clark County)
  • Galion City Health Department (Crawford County)
  • City of Bay Village (Cuyahoga County)
  • Northstar New Community Authority (Delaware County)
  • Fairfield County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Fairfield County)
  • City of Chardon (Geauga County)
  • City of Wickliffe (Lake County)
  • Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority (Lake County)
  • Lawrence County Port Authority (Lawrence County)
  • Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority (Licking County)
  • Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area (Lucas County)
  • Struthers City School District (Mahoning County)
  • City of Englewood (Montgomery County)
  • Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority (Muskingum County)
  • Pickaway County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Pickaway County)
  • Northwest Regional Water District (Scioto County)
  • Shelby County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Shelby County)
  • Twinsburg Community Improvement Corporation (Summit County)
  • Development Finance Authority of Summit County (Summit County)
  • City of Niles (Trumbull County)
  • Jerome Village Community Development Authority (Union County)
  • City of Bryan (Williams County)
  • Wood County Port Authority (Wood 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

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