Auditor’s award

Don Donahue, right, treasurer for the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, was honored with an Ohio Auditor of State Award for his financial recordkeeping for 2017 for the Jefferson Health Plan. The plan is administered through the ESC. George Ash, ESC chief executive, noted $350 million passes through the agency for the health plan and praised the work of Donahue and his staff for having an award recognizing excellence in the annual audit. With Donahue is Larry George, president of the ESC governing board. — Paul Giannamore