Audit: ESC spent $93K in error

Ironton Tribune | Heath Harrison

According to a new report from the Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost’s office, the Lawrence County Educational Service Center and its former treasurer erroneously spent almost $93,000 in expenses with funds of a now-shuttered charter school that it sponsored.

An audit of the Lawrence County Academy, which closed in June 2017, found that former Treasurer Teresa Lawless used the school’s funds to pay for ESC salaries, benefits and other costs during the 2014 fiscal year.

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