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JobsOhio Turns Over Finance Records And Refunds Public Money

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Gov. John Kasich and Auditor Dave Yost have publicly disagreed over how much authority Yost has to audit the semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
7:20AM
March 19, 2013

Ohio’s private nonprofit job creation agency says it has turned over its private financial records to the state auditor to comply with a subpoena.

Kasich, Yost Hold Ground On JobsOhio Audit

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Gov. John Kasich and Auditor Dave Yost have publicly disagreed over how much authority Yost has to audit the semi-private job creation program JobsOhio.
7:47AM
March 14, 2013

The flap over the state auditor’s authority to look over all of the financial records of the governor’s public-private entity JobsOhio continues, as the deadline to meet a subpoena looms ahead.

Kasich: JobsOhio Audit Request “A Misunderstanding”

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Documents from JobsOhio show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were at least $100,000, with JobsOhio’s president and CIO making $225,000.
7:29AM
March 8, 2013

Gov. John Kasich says Ohio Auditor Dave Yost should be able to audit the public dollars spent on the state’s job creation program, but has no right to audit private contributions.

State Releases District Rankings

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The Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday posted the results in a spreadsheet for now - instead of the charts, graphs and other visual elements that districts and families have come to expect.
10:20AM
October
17, 2012

The Ohio Department of Education on Wednesday posted the results in a spreadsheet instead of the charts, graphs and other visual elements that districts and families have come to expect.

Yost: Ten Columbus Middle Schools Showed Evidence Of Scrubbing

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Earlier this year, Auditor Dave Yost used a YouTube video to urge current and former school district employee to come forward with information about possible attendance-data rigging.
11:35AM
October
4, 2012

Ohio Auditor David Yost today released the results of a preliminary audit into the attendance record-keeping practices of Ohio school districts.

Columbus, Urban Schools: State Data System Riddled with Problems

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Columbus City Schools and eight other urban districts claim state date system is filled with deficiencies.
11:09AM
September 26, 2012

Ohio’s “Big 8″ urban school districts say administration of a state computer system at the center of a statewide attendance-tampering investigation is riddled with deficiencies.

State To Release More Data, Attendance Records Still Delayed

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A district auditor told the Columbus City Schools Board of Education that she found at least two instances of Columbus high schools changing attendance data outside of the normal window for adjustments.
9:00AM
September
26, 2012

State report card scores have been delayed as Ohio Auditor Dave Yost continues to investigate whether districts retroactively changed attendance records to boost state report card scores.

Ohio Auditor Gets Help From OSU Stats Experts For Data Probe

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State Auditor Dave Yost says he thinks most systems will be cleared of any attendance data manipulation.
5:13PM
September
10, 2012

State board of education members received an update about possible attendance data manipulation at districts across Ohio. WOSU reports the state auditor also encouraged board members to release district report card numbers in light of the investigation.

Ohio Auditor: Attendance Probe To Expand Statewide

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Did school officials manipulate attendance numbers?
6:47PM
July
26, 2012

The state auditor in Ohio says he is expanding an investigation into changes made to student attendance data in several districts to statewide.

Auditor: ODOT Could Save $6 Million

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performance review of the transportation agency. He says about 42 percent of Ohio's backhoes, excavators and other equipment are used only 5 percent of the time.
9:09AM
April 27, 2012

A report by the state’s auditor has found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $6 million by selling underused heavy equipment and vehicles and closing two rest stops in eastern Ohio.