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Randy Wells has been a reporter and staff writer at The Indiana Gazette since 1988. His regular assignments include coverage of the Indiana County commissioners, Indiana Borough council and the Marion Center Area School District. His email address is

Articles by RANDY WELLS

INDIANA BOROUGH: Revitalization effort moves to new phase INDIANA BOROUGH: Revitalization effort moves to new phase
26 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Now that Indiana’s new IRMC Park along North Seventh Street is completed and the leaning wall along Water Street and the crumbling Vinegar Hill steps have been rebuilt, construction crews will next go to the next phase of work. [Read More]
Farmers' market organizers seek new location
26 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Organizers of the Indiana County Farmers’ Market are asking Indiana Borough council for permission to move the Wednesday afternoon version of the popular market this summer to the new IRMC Park along North Seventh Street. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Proposed budget projects deficit
26 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — The Marion Center Area School District directors on Monday approved a preliminary 2014-15 general fund budget that for now has a shortfall of more than $139,000, equivalent to 2.59 mills of real estate tax. [Read More]
Hearing in shooting rescheduled
27 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The preliminary hearing scheduled Thursday for Eagan Minich, the White Township man accused of shooting and wounding an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student in an apartment house parking lot, was continued until March 27. [Read More]
Veterans plan sleepout in name of homelessness
27 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Shoppers arriving at the Walmart in White Township this weekend may encounter some people outside the store huddling in cardboard boxes who appear to be homeless. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Veterans clinic nearer to reality
27 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
More than 18 months after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans to open a community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) for military veterans in Indiana County, the proposal is moving forward and there are hopes it may be open by late fall. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners accept airport funding
27 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday accepted three state and federal grants totaling $223,228 for three projects at the Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport. [Read More]
Smith wrestled with choice to end his political career Smith wrestled with choice to end his political career
27 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
In January, residents of the 66th District began finding in their mailboxes color glossy campaign material from Rep. Sam Smith, aimed at lining up early support for a Republican nomination for another term — what might have been his 15th term — in the state House. [Read More]
Dush sets sights on GOP nomination Dush sets sights on GOP nomination
27 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Rep. Sam Smith’s decision not to seek re-election certainly has an impact on Cris Dush, the man who wants Smith’s job. [Read More]
Fire destroys Cheese House Fire destroys Cheese House
28 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
BLAIRSVILLE — A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a blaze late Sunday that destroyed The Cheese House, a landmark cheese and wine retail shop along Route 22 about 1½ miles west of Blairsville. [Read More]
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