Auditor Faber Announces May Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Public Affairs
Contact: Marc Kovac

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.

  • Wilmington City School District, Clinton County
  • Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority, Ross County
  • Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative, Pike County
  • Mariemont City School District, Hamilton County
  • Lawrence County Schools Council of Governments, Lawrence County
  • Madeira City School District, Hamilton County
  • Milford Exempted Village School District, Clermont County
  • Scioto Valley Local School District, Pike County
  • Wheelersburg Local School District, Scioto County
  • Green Local School District, Scioto County
  • Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Hamilton County
  • New Boston Local School District, Scioto County
  • Minford Local School District, Scioto County
  • Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, Clinton County
  • Madison Local School District, Butler 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:

o   Ethics referrals

o  Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance

o   Lack of timely annual financial report submission

o   Bank reconciliation issues

o   Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance

o   Findings for recovery less than $500

o   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.