By Mark Carpenter
Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost made a visit to Adams County last Thursday, participating in a round table discussion with local officials at the Adams County Annex.
During the discussions, Yost introduced new phone application called “Ohio Stops Fraud.” This iPhone app is available for free and will allow users to report any kind of suspected fraud in just a matter of seconds.
Also, the Auditor discussed the millions of dollars now being saved statewide by Performance Audits and how local governments are getting a break on fees by the UAN (Uniform Accounting Network).
Finally, the Auditor discussed ways to keep local audit costs low and then opened the floor to questions and discussion where he fielded a variety of questions on a plethora of topics.
Before he left the Annex, Auditor Yost presented two special “Auditor of State Awards” to a pair of local entities-the Manchester Local School District and the Adams County Regional Water District. The “Auditor of State Award” is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.
Manchester received their award for their 2013 Audit while the ACRWD received theirs for their most recent 2011-12 audit.
Local officials who attended the round table with the Auditor were: Adams County Commissioner Brian Baldridge, Prosecutor Kelley, Scott Township Fiscal Officer Charles Newman, Bratton Township Fiscal Officer Angela McCoy, Peebles Village Clerk Sheila Browning, Tiffin Township Fiscal Officer Sharon Chenoweth, Franklin Township Fiscal Officer Diane Ward, ACRWD Assistant Manager Judy Rogers, ACRWD General Manager Rick Adamson, MLSD Superintendent Craig Hockenberry, MLSD Treasure Karen Ballengee, and Manchester mayor Troy Jolly.