Ohio Auditor

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
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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. 

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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A Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General candidate said Tuesday that his Republican opponent, Auditor Dave Yost, should have immediately referred to authorities a whistleblower's allegations that ECOT intentionally inflated attendance figures.

School bus
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Despite a bit of wrangling over specifics, the Columbus City School Board decided to go back to square one in its search for a new superintendent.

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Even amid lawsuits and concerns over Ohio’s medical marijuana program, advocates are pushing for the program to be ready as scheduled this fall.

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The Columbus City School board on Tuesday night voted down a last-minute motion to restart its search process for a new superintendent.

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