Police searching for missing woman
STEUBENVILLE - City Police are searching for a woman they believe may possibly harm herself.
Mitzi Fabros, 51, was last seen dropping her son off at Steubenville High School at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, police reported.
Fabros was driving a blue 2012 Ford Fiesta with Ohio license plate number FNS-9825.
She was reported missing by her sister, police reported.
Police said Fabros suffers from mental illness and is not taking her medication.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the police station at (740) 283-6090.
District using money from lease contract
CONNORVILLE - Members of the Buckeye Local School District earlier this week opted to use funding received from oil and gas leasing for purchases for the district.
The district received $800,000 from the lease agreement, Superintendent Mark Miller said.
The board voted to purchase three new full-size buses and two small transportation vans, as well as to continue with funding new math and English technology. Funding also will go toward roof repairs, it was noted.
Approximately $3,000 was earmarked for legal fees, officials said.
Board member Joe Zelek cast the single dissenting vote, noting he would have preferred to see the money sit for a time while options were reviewed.
The next school board meeting will be Oct. 25 at the district office in Dillonvale.
District to host Olympic challenge
RAYLAND - The Buckeye Local School District will host its annual Olympic Challenge 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Buckeye Local High School field across from the school.
The event is held annually or students and pupils who receive intervention services in the district. Students and pupils participate in a variety of athletic events and an awards ceremony and lunch after, according to a press release from the district.
Events will include the 50- and 100-yard dashes, softball throw, obstacle course, standing and running long jump, soccer kick, shuttle relay and Olympiad. Students and pupils participate according to grade level. All participants will receive a medal as well as first-, second- and third-place ribbons for each event. Trophies also will be awarded to each girl and boy with the most overall points. The public is invited to watch.