Dave Yost

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Gary Landers / Associated Press

The latest fundraising numbers show this year’s race for governor is going to be the most expensive in the state’s history.

The Ohio State University

Monday is the deadline for Ohio’s public universities and colleges to report crime statistics. The Clery Act requires them to disclose the info by October 1 of each year. But according to a survey from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, schools reported facing a myriad of problems along the way.

Ohio Statewide Elected Officials Lack Contact With Kasich

Oct 1, 2018
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Ohio's state auditor, treasurer and lieutenant governor say they haven't spoken to Gov. John Kasich in more than a year. The secretary of state says it's been about six months for him.

Universities throughout Ohio are reporting crime statistics on their campuses as part of the Clery Act – a law that requires colleges that receive federal funding to make known crime statistics for the past three years. But State Auditor Dave Yost says he thinks the process for doing this needs to be improved. 

Ohio State

In the first performance audit of its kind, Ohio's Auditor says The Ohio State University could save more than $6 million a year by becoming more efficient.

David Pepper, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman, with the party's statewide candidates
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Now that we're past Labor Day, political campaigns are intensifying. It's the time when voters are more likely to pay attention to the choices they will be making in November.

Auditor: Multiple Errors In Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

Sep 13, 2018
A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
Richard Vogel / Associated Press

The state auditor says Ohio's process for selecting medical marijuana grower applicants suffered from numerous errors and inconsistencies.

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Pixabay

The state auditor is urging lawmakers to tell Ohio Medicaid to halt its plan to change its contracts with two pharmacy benefits managers over the way those prescription drug middlemen price their services.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray shakes hands with supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

The latest campaign fundraising numbers for statewide candidates in 2018 are in, with Democrats and Republicans keeping the race tight – and expensive.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Democrats have been blasting Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine for not doing more about the multi-million-dollar ECOT scandal. But Republicans are pushing back.

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Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

A state auditor's report looking at the impact of the opioid crisis on state Medicaid spending shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis quadrupling from 2010 to 2016.

Republican Sen. Frank LaRose of Hudson.
Ohio Senate

As the Ohio House was going through multiple rounds of voting to pick a new speaker, the Senate passed a surprise amendment to expand the state auditor’s power to look into the workings of the privatized non-profit entity JobsOhio.

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost
ANDY CHOW / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost is asking to formally get involved in court proceedings over the dismantling of ECOT, the state’s once-largest online charter school.

ECOT statehouse rally
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

Franklin County’s prosecutor will bring in outside counsel to review evidence related to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

ECOT statehouse rally
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

Republican candidates on this fall’s ballot are moving to distance themselves from the founder of ECOT, after reports of an FBI investigation for illegal campaign contributions and the release of a critical state audit, which could result in criminal charges.

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