State Auditor David Yost

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The director of the Franklin County Board of Elections and a former subordinate have been indicted on felony theft in office and tampering with records charges involving bogus timesheets.

State Auditor David Yost says a 48 thousand dollar audit of Ohio's food stamp program found roughly 31 thousand in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments.

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A new state audit shows charter school attendance has improved.

The head of the Ohio Republican party says he is troubled by Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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The state auditor is looking to remove Chillicothe from its "fiscal caution" status this year.

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The state auditor calls a reported deal between the Ohio Department of Education and Columbus City Schools administrators related to the district's data scrubbing scandal "inappropriate."

The state auditor's office says nearly 30 companies owe the Columbus City Schools thousands of dollars after an investigation uncovered years of fraud against the district. 

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Ohio’s troubled charter schools recently received a 71 million dollar federal grant. from the federal government.

The state auditor has referred a Columbus-area charter school for an ethics investigation after allegedly finding nepotism and self-serving deals. 

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Republican State Auditor David Yost says a now-closed Dayton charter school called General Chappie James Leadership Academy padded its rolls by nearly half and improperly collected 1.1 million dollars in tax money.

The possibility of a state constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and create 10 official growing sites has critics saying it's time to change the way amendments are brought to voters.

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State Auditor David Yost says he wants to make it harder to amend Ohio's constitution through ballot initiatives that provide economic benefits to few individuals or create monopolies.   

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A Democratic state lawmaker is blasting the Ohio Department of Education for an anonymous e-mail about attendance at an online charter school, but another is holding back. 

Two state lawmakers have referred to the state auditor's office allegations an online charter school failed to disenroll hundreds of chronically truant students in order to pad its rolls.

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Central Ohio educators are getting bills from the state for the teaching money that they pocketed.

State Auditor David Yost is recommending an increase in the cost of fishing and hunting permits to boost yearly revenue for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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Four state officeholders discussed their positions on various issues Thursday during an Associated Press forum. 

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Republican State Auditor David Yost says unannounced attendance checks at 30 charter schools shows 25 percent of them have significant cases of under-attendance.

Ohio Department of Education officials say they have forwarded allegations of sexual misconduct, test tampering and other possible criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school to Montgomery County Children Services and Dayton police.

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In his official report on the data scrubbing scandal in Columbus City Schools, State auditor David Yost says the district deliberately - and possibly criminally - changed grades, erased absences, and manipulated enrollment figures in order to make the district look better. 

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