Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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

  • Butler County Land Reutilization Corporation (Butler County)
  • Liberty Community Authority (Butler County)
  • Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (Cuyahoga County)
  • Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation (Cuyahoga County)
  • City of North Royalton (Cuyahoga County)
  • Delaware Northern New Community Authority (Delaware County)
  • Northstar New Community Authority (Delaware County)
  • Delaware South New Community Authority (Delaware County)
  • City of Vermilion (Erie County)
  • A+ Arts Academy (Franklin County)
  • County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio (Franklin County)
  • Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation (Franklin County)
  • Bexley Community Improvement Corporation (Franklin County)
  • St. Bernard Community Improvement Corporation (Hamilton County)
  • Village of St. Bernard (Hamilton County)
  • City of Harrison (Hamilton County)
  • Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority (Hankcock County)
  • Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority (Highland County)
  • Hocking Valley Community Hospital (Hocking County)
  • Mid East Ohio Regional Council (Knox County)
  • Licking County Land Reutilization Corporation (Licking County)
  • New Albany East Community Authority (Licking County)
  • Logan County School Employee Consortium (Logan County)
  • Ohio Township Association Risk Management Authority (Lucas County)
  • Toledo Lucas County Port Authority (Lucas County)
  • Ohio Transit Risk Pool (Medina County)
  • Northern Area Water Authority (Miami County)
  • Portage County Land Reutilization Corporation (Portage County)
  • City of Ontario (Richland County)
  • Stark County Port Authority (Stark County)
  • City of Massillon (Stark County)
  • Jerome Village Community Development Authority (Union County)

The Auditor of State’s Office presents the awards 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