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AP-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

September 16, 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. John Raby is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern. 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.

From AP Members:

EXCHANGE-VETERAN-TRAUMA

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Surviving assault and coping with the death of her child was not easy for Amanda Barbo-Vezinat during her time overseas serving in the United States Army; however, her resiliency led her to persevere through those traumatic events and she now says of her service that she would “do it all again.” Amanda Barbo-Vezinat, now 35, decided to join the United States Army at the age of 24, and served for roughly 10 years. By Sarah Goodrich, The Inter-Mountain.

EXCHANGE-COSTUME DESIGNER

PINE GROVE, W.Va. — Despite years of designing clothing for the Hollywood elite, Matt Van Dyne is adamant: he never has forgotten his roots, and he never will. Van Dyne will return to his native Pine Grove in Wetzel County for the Shortline Alumni banquet. He will serve as this year’s Honored Alumnus. By Lauren Matthews, Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

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