Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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

  • Butler County Port Authority (Butler County)
  • New Miami Local School District (Butler County)
  • Butler County Regional Transit Authority (Butler County)
  • City of Urbana (Champaign County)
  • Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (Cuyahoga County)
  • Huber Heights Preparatory Academy dba Parma Academy (Cuyahoga County)
  • Delaware County Transportation Improvement District (Delaware County)
  • Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority (Franklin County)
  • City of Canal Winchester (Franklin County)
  • Hilliard Development Corporation (Franklin County)
  • Jefferson Water and Sewer District (Franklin County)
  • Hilliard Development Corporation (Franklin County)
  • Jefferson Water and Sewer District (Franklin County)
  • City of Whitehall (Franklin County)
  • City of the Village of Indian Hill (Hamilton County)
  • Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (Hamilton County)
  • City of Norwalk (Huron County)
  • Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corporation (Jefferson County)
  • Ohio Government Benefit Cooperative (Lake County)
  • Licking County Transportation Improvement District (Licking County)
  • Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority (Licking County)
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (Lucas County)
  • Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area (Lucas County)
  • Health Transit Pool of Ohio (Medina County)
  • Earnhart Hill Regional Water and Sewer District (Pickaway County)
  • Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (Pike County)
  • Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (Portage County)
  • Northwest Regional Water District (Scioto County)
  • Summit/Akron Solid Waste Management Authority (Summit County)
  • Wooster Growth Corporation (Wayne 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.


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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