Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award with Distinction

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 12, 2022

Public Affairs
Contact: Marc Kovac

Columbus – A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.

·       Cuyahoga (Cleveland Public Library)

·       Greene (City of Beavercreek)

·       Greene (City of Xenia)

·       Franklin (City of Grandview Heights)

·       Cuyahoga (City of Brooklyn)

·       Hamilton (Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library)

·       Franklin (City of Groveport)

·       Franklin (Columbus Regional Airport Authority)

·       Lake (Laketran)

·       Hamilton (City of Blue Ash)

·       Defiance (City of Defiance)

·       Summit (City of Green)

·       Hocking (Hocking Valley Community Hospital)

·       Franklin (Worthington Libraries)

·       Portage (City of Kent)

·       Jefferson (City of Steubenville)

·       Wood (City of Northwood)

·       Cuyahoga (Cleveland Heights University Heights Public Library)

·       Cuyahoga (City of Beachwood)

·       Cuyahoga (City of Cleveland)

·       Franklin (City of Obetz)

·       Cuyahoga (Cleveland Metropolitan Park District)

·       Lake (City of Mentor)

·       Crawford (City of Bucyrus)

·       Cuyahoga (City of Lakewood)

·       Cuyahoga (City of Westlake)

·       Cuyahoga (Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority)

·       Lorain (City of Avon)

·       Hancock (Hancock County)

“By keeping accurate financial records, governing bodies demonstrate their commitment to efficient, effective, and transparent service,” Auditor Faber said. “This award honors public entities who’ve put in the hard work to keep their finances in order.”

The Auditor’s Office presents the Auditor of State Award with Distinction 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, on a GAAP accounting basis and prepare a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report);

·       The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Uniform Guidance (Single Audit) findings or questioned costs;

·       The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:

o   Ethics referrals

o   Questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance

o   Lack of timely 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 will be 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.