The City of Belpre receives the Auditor of State Award.
It's the first time since 2010 that the City of Belpre has had a clean audit.
Local governments and school districs must meet the criteria, which means no findings of error, no budgetary issues and no suggestions.
A team of four - City Auditor Leslie Pittenger, Deputy Auditor Lisa Rankin, Sandy Burton and Rhonda Elder - are instrumental in making sure the state auditors have all the information needed to complete an audit.
"It just means the taxpayers know their taxes they pay and fees that they pay and utility bills that they pay are being used correctly per Ohio Revised Code," Pittenger says.
Pittenger thinks this is a great honor and hopes to continue with a clean audit record in years to come.
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