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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.

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.

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

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost says ECOT, once the state’s largest online charter school, committed fraud by inflating student participation numbers in order to continue collecting millions in taxpayer money. Now Yost is turning over his findings about the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow for possible criminal investigation.

Kantele Franko / Associated Press

Ohio's then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning by not deducting the time they were inactive online, the state auditor said Thursday.

Raymond Wambsgans / Flickr

The state auditor's office is investigating the Franklin County Sheriff's office over allegations that a unit in the sheriff's office was inconsistent in handling in money seized from drug dealers and other criminals. 

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