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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

July 28, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at (304) 346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

OHIO RIVER-POLLUTION

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An interstate commission that monitors the Ohio River’s health is considering eliminating its pollution control standards, raising concerns among representatives from states including Indiana. A majority of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission voted last month to advance the idea of dropping its pollution standards, opening the proposal to public comments

EXCHANGE-DISABLED MINER-CHAINSAW ART

AMIGO, W.Va. — Larry Wrenn has found solace in the buzzing and whirring of his new craft. Wrenn’s carving history began two years ago when he needed an old tree removed from his yard. Wrenn had seen pictures of wood carvings and thought of no better way to get rid of his own tree. There was just one problem. Wrenn, 46, a disabled coal miner from Amigo in Raleigh County, wanted a realistic carving, but there were no realistic wood carvers in the state.

An AP Member Exchange from The Register-Herald of Beckley.

EXCHANGE-FAIRMONT PHOTOGRAPHER

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — It all started with her newborn son. Melissa Rosic would take photos of her son when she was home with him at a young age, which she ended up finding a lot of enjoyment in. “I have an art degree, so I’ve always been interested in art, and I’m a creative person,” Rosic said. “After my son was born I really got into it. It started with him, mainly.”

An AP Member Exchange from the Times West Virginian of Fairmont.

In Brief:

DOCTOR ARRESTED — A West Virginia doctor who prescribed opioids to two patients that died has been arrested on charges he illegally distributed prescription opioid medications.

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