Auditor Faber Announces November Auditor of State Award Recipients

Tuesday, December 7, 2021


For Immediate Release:

December 7, 2021

Auditor Faber Announces November 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.

  • Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority (Belmont County)
  • Southwest Regional Water District (Butler County)
  • Clinton County Land Reutilization Corporation (Clinton County)
  • City of Coshocton (Coshocton County)
  • Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority (Crawford County)
  • Cuyahoga Heights Local School District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Newburgh Heights Community Improvement Corporation (Cuyahoga County)
  • Defiance-Paulding Consolidated Dept. of Job and Family Services (Defiance County)
  • Ohio Municipal Joint Self Insurance Pool (Franklin County)
  • City of Wauseon (Fulton County)
  • Cambridge Metropolitan Housing Authority (Guernsey County)
  • Harrison County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Harrison County)
  • Hocking Valley Community Hospital (Hocking County)
  • City of Jackson (Jackson County)
  • Logan County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Logan County)
  • Lucas County Regional Health District (Lucas County)
  • Western Reserve Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital (Mercer County)
  • Noble Metropolitan Housing Authority (Noble County)
  • City of Circleville (Pickaway County)
  • Preble County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Preble County)
  • City of Fairlawn (Summit County)

The Auditor’s office presents the Auditor of State Award to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Less than eight percent of the entities we audit qualify for the Award.  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