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Candidates For Ohio Auditor Square Off In ‘Rare’ Debate

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Ohio Auditor David Yost (right) speaks during a debate with Libertarian challenger Bob Bridges (left) and Democratic challenger John Patrick Carney (center) at the City Club of Cleveland Monday night.
Ohio Auditor David Yost (right) speaks during a debate with Libertarian challenger Bob Bridges (left) and Democratic challenger John Patrick Carney (center) at the City Club of Cleveland Monday night.
8:06AM
September 16, 2014

In what may be the only state candidate debate this election season, the candidates for state auditor tangled over JobsOhio, charter schools and funding local governments, at the City Club of Cleveland.

State Auditor To Investigate Charter School Chain

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The school's parent company hasn't addressed the allegations, but says they work to maintain a safe and professional environment for students.
8:29AM
July
17, 2014

Ohio’s auditor says he’ll audit a chain of charter schools after several former teachers testified against one of the schools this week.

Columbus Administrators Continued Record Changing For Months

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8:51AM
April 24, 2014

An internal audit of Columbus City Schools reportedly shows the practice of changing student data without documentation continued for months after news of the practice broke.

Columbus Schools Get Rare Clean State Audit

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The annual state audit of Columbus City Schools from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's office comes as two principals are suing the district to keep their jobs after being fired for their purported role in an attendance rigging scandal.
9:00AM
April
1, 2014

An annual state audit of Columbus City Schools shows the district does not have to repay any money to anyone.

Principals Sue For Jobs, $400,000 In Damages

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Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, are scheduled to be fired after a Tuesday school board vote. They filed suit a day later.
7:22AM
March 20, 2014

Two Columbus principals being fired by the school board for their alleged roles in a data rigging scandal are suing to keep their jobs.

Board Votes To Fire Two Principals, Accept Resignation Of Third

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Clockwise from top-left: Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, are scheduled to be fired after a Tuesday school board vote; former Independence High School principal Christopher Qualls resigned earlier this year; Jonathan Stevens, former principal at Mifflin High School, officially resigned Tuesday.
7:32AM
March 19, 2014

The Columbus school board on Tuesday night voted to fire two principals and accept the resignation of a third. All three, along with another who resigned earlier this year, have close ties to the district’s data rigging scandal.

Columbus Superintendent Responds To Audit With 17-Step Plan

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Columbus Superintendent Dan Good
3:33PM
January
28, 2014

Following the release of the audit of Columbus City Schools, superintendent Dan Good wrote a letter to Auditor Dave Yost, outlining 17 steps the district would be taking to prevent another data-rigging scandal.

Auditor Readying To Release Results Of Columbus Probe

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Yost has repeatedly said he'll likely refer several Columbus City Schools employees for criminal prosecution.
7:27AM
January
9, 2014

Columbus school officials are about to learn the results of a year-and-a-half long probe into attendance keeping practices in the district.

JobsOhio Audit Scolds Governor, Finds No Business Conflicts

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State Auditor Dave Yost (bottom left) fought to gain access to the books of JobsOhio, which was created by Gov. John Kasich shortly after taking office.
8:26AM
November
21, 2013

Ohio’s state auditor has scolded Gov. John Kasich’s signature job-creation effort for sloppy handling of ethics and conflict-of-interest procedures in its first year, but says no business conflicts exist among its executives.

Bill To Block JobsOhio Audit Clears Legislature, Heads To Governor

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State Auditor Dave Yost and fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich have been at odds over whether Yost has the authority to audit the state's semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
11:57AM
May 30, 2013

Proceeds of the state’s $1.5 billion liquor deal with a job-creation nonprofit would be shielded from public audit under a bill headed to the governor.