Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

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

  • Adams County Regional Water District (Adams County)
  • State Housing Authority Risk Pool Associates, Inc (Adams County)
  • Butler County Transportation Improvement District (Butler County)
  • Carroll County (Carroll County)
  • Clark County Land Reutilization Corporation (Clark County)
  • City of Maple Heights (Cuyahoga County)
  • Bay Area Council of Governments (Erie County)
  • North Point Educational Service Center (Erie County)
  • Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (Franklin County)
  • Groveport Community Improvement Corporation (Franklin County)
  • Youthbuild Columbus Community School (Franklin County)
  • Highland County Joint Township District Hospital (Highland County)
  • Northern Ohio Rural Water (Huron County)
  • Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation (Lucas County)
  • Public Entity Risk Consortium (Mahoning County)
  • Midwest Employee Benefit Consortium (Mercer County)
  • Montgomery County Land Reutilization Corporation (Montgomery County)
  • Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (Pike County)
  • Richland County Regional Planning Commission (Richland County)
  • Paint Valley Local School District (Ross County)
  • Stark County Land Reutilization Corporation (Stark County)
  • Canton Community Improvement Corporation (Stark County)
  • Liberty Local School District (Trumbull County)
  • Memorial Hospital of Union County (Union County)
  • Midwest Pool Risk Management Agency (Van Wert County)
  • Warren County Transportation Improvement District (Warren County)
  • Rittman Academy (Wayne County)
  • Liberty Preparatory School (Wayne County)
  • BORMA, Inc. (Wood 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