Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio school district and two villages have been flagged for fiscal distress by the state auditor, an unusual number for a single week.
State Auditor Dave Yost took the actions Tuesday. He placed the Mansfield City Schools in northeast Ohio and the village of Edgerton west of Toledo in fiscal emergency. Bloomingburg, a village in southwest Ohio's Fayette County, was placed in a state of fiscal caution.
The state may now intervene to help the district and villages.
Mansfield's schools had been under fiscal watch since 2006. Last month, the school board formally acknowledged the district's inability to erase a projected deficit without intervention. It joins a half-dozen of Ohio's 613 school districts already in fiscal emergency.
Edgerton joins 21 other Ohio municipalities in fiscal emergency.