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BC-WV--West Virginia News Digest, WV

April 13, 2019

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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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EXCHANGE-RAMPS

RICHWOOD, W.Va. _ Glen Facemire, owner of what may be the world’s only ramp farm and West Virginia’s top promoter, educator and product developer of the aromatic, early spring herb, is planning to hang up his ramp hoe. “I will be passing my ramp farm business on to someone else, hopefully a person or a couple who really have their hearts in it,” said Facemire, now in his mid-70s.

EXCHANGE-PET CREMETORY

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. _ The Hough family has always had animals, large and small, on their idyllic Jefferson County farm.

But when the Hough family moved to another farm within the county, they realized all of their beloved, buried pets would be left behind. The Houghs began to think of a better way to memorialize their companions — cremation.

An AP Member Exchange from The Journal. By Danyel Vanreenen.

In Brief:

WEST VIRGINIA U-TUITION, from MORGANTOWN, W.Va. _ The West Virginia University Board of Governors has approved increases for next academic year that include a $120 rise in annual tuition for in-state undergraduate students in Morgantown.

FRUIT RECALL-SALMONELLA OUTBREAK, from INDIANAPOLIS _ An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

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