Auditor Faber Announces December Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 3, 2022


Allie Dumski
Press Secretary
(614) 644-1111


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.

  • Allen County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Allen County)
  • Ashland County (Ashland County)
  • Butler Technology and Career Development Schools (Butler County)
  • Menlo Park Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • Powell Community Infrastructure Financing Authority (Delaware County)
  • Evans Farm New Community Authority (Delaware County)
  • Kelleys Island Local School District (Erie County)
  • Bexley City School District (Franklin County)
  • Upper Arlington City School District (Franklin County)
  • Road to Success Academy (Franklin County)
  • A+ Children's Academy (Franklin County)
  • Capital High School (Franklin County)
  • Cedar Cliff Local School District (Greene County)
  • Greene County Vocational School District (Greene County)
  • Deer Park Community City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Wyoming City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Consortium of Northwest Ohio (Henry County)
  • Huron County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Huron County)
  • Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority (Lake County)
  • Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County (Licking County)
  • Upper Valley Career Center (Miami County)
  • Trotwood Community Improvement Corporation (Montgomery County)
  • Tri-Valley Local School District (Muskingum County)
  • Noble County (Noble County)
  • Canton Harbor High School (Stark County)
  • Trumbull County Schools Employee Insurance Benefit Consortium (Trumbull County)
  • McDonald Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Tuscarawas County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Tuscarawas 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

The full reports are available on the AOS website using Audit Search.


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.