The city of Pataskala on Feb. 3 received its fourth consecutive Auditor of State Award with Distinction.
Donovan O'Neil, State Auditor David Yost's central region liaison, presented the award to Finance Director James Nicholson at the Pataskala City Council meeting.
O'Neil said to receive the award, a government must file a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, commonly known as a CAFR, and receive a clean audit from the state.
Nicholson said he couldn't have done the work without the city's finance manager, Janice Claprood.
-- Lori Wince