Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

COLUMBUS – Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award in January for their clean audit reports:

  • Grandview Heights City School District (Franklin County)
  • Canton Harbor High School (Stark County)
  • Goshen Local School District (Clermont County)
  • Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (Lorain County)
  • Reading Community City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Four County Career Center (Henry County)
  • Buckeye Online School for Success (Columbiana County)
  • Butler County Educational Service Center (Butler County)
  • Pioneer Career and Technology Center (Richland County)
  • Allen County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Allen County)
  • Deer Park Community City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Margaretta Local School District (Erie County)
  • Buckeye Joint Vocational School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Sylvania City School District (Lucas County)
  • Washington Court House City School District (Fayette County)
  • Capital High School (Franklin County)
  • Solon City School District (Cuyahoga County)
  • Wyoming City School District (Hamilton County)
  • Stark County Schools Council of Governments (Stark County)
  • Delaware Area Career Center (Delaware County)
  • Central High School (Franklin County)
  • Copley-Fairlawn City School District (Summit County)
  • Jackson-Milton Local School District (Mahoning County)
  • Area 16 Workforce Development Board (Belmont County)
  • Huron County Metropolitan Housing Authority (Huron County)
  • Forest Hills Local School District (Hamilton County)
  • Jefferson Area Local School District (Ashtabula County)
  • Alliance City School District (Stark County)
  • Eastern Ohio Regional Transit Authority (Belmont County)
  • Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West (Lucas County)
  • Toledo School for the Arts (Lucas 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 5,900 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.

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