Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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

  • Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority (Mahoning County)
  • Cascade Career Prep High School (Summit County)
  • Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (Guernsey County)
  • Wildwood Environmental Academy (Lucas County)
  • Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center (Ross County)
  • Fairbanks Local School District (Union County)
  • Horizon Science Academy of Columbus (Franklin County)
  • Valley View Local School District (Montgomery County)
  • International Academy of Columbus (Franklin County)
  • Focus North High School (Franklin County)
  • Meigs Local School District (Meigs County)
  • Claymont City School District (Tuscarawas County)
  • Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority (Adams County)
  • Ashland County-West Holmes Joint Vocational School District (Ashland County)
  • Lincoln Park Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • Ironton Metropolitan Housing Authority (Lawrence County)
  • Columbus Baseball Team, Inc. (Franklin County)
  • NORMA Self Insurance Pool, Inc. (Cuyahoga County)
  • Waverly City School District (Pike County)
  • Toledo Preparatory Academy (Lucas County)
  • Discovery Academy (Lucas County)
  • Fairfield County Educational Service Center (Fairfield County)
  • Great Western Academy (Franklin County)
  • Groveport Community School (Franklin County)
  • Stark County Area Vocational School District (Stark 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 (ohioauditor.gov/auditsearch/Search.aspx).


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.

Marc Kovac