Tracy Turner bought the old Mingo High School building three years ago with hopes of turning it into a space for artists, and after a recent inspection to begin renovations, Turner found that the building had been broken into and damaged.

He added that whoever did the damage had extensive knowledge of wiring systems, and that donations are being accepted to offset the damage. He hopes to put this behind him and renovate soon. He is also offering a reward for anyone who has any information regarding this.

Mingo Junction police will add extra patrols to the area as they investigate.