Dave Yost to speak at Akron Press Club Oct. 22

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, a Republican who is running for re-election, will speak at the Akron Press Club lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions. This event is co-sponsored with the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and No Labels Akron.

Yost was elected auditor in November 2010.

Since taking office he has identified $17 million in stolen and misspent public money.

He conducted a statewide audit of schools in 2012 that found nine school districts across Ohio had improperly reported attendance data.

Yost attempted to audit JobsOhio, a private economic development agency funded with public money from Ohio’s liquor operations. Yost argued that he had authority to audit the public funds used by the agency. Legislation that was not supported by Yost then was passed making liquor money private and not subject to public audit.

He is a former Columbus Citizen Journal reporter who earned his undergraduate degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and law degree from Capital University. Yost served as Delaware County auditor and prosecutor.

Yost and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and two grandchildren.



Speaker: Dave Yost.

Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22. Program follows.

Place: Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).

Cost: note – new pricing in effect! 

  • $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
  • Early bird discount of $15 for members and $20 for non-members for reservations made by Monday, Oct. 13.
  • $25 for all reservations made after Oct. 20 (members & non-members).

Reservations requested: Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Oct. 20.


Upcoming Press Club lunch:

  • Ohio Rep. John Patrick Carney, a Democrat who is running for state auditor, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 28.


The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events.