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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 COUNTY: Harvesting of trees near runway OK'd
31 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
An undetermined number of trees on Indiana County Airport property will be harvested to eliminate obstructions and allow the airport runways to be used again in both directions at night. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Elementary principal Bruder-Smith retires MARION CENTER: Elementary principal Bruder-Smith retires
31 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — Donna Bruder-Smith, the Marion Center Area School District’s elementary principal for more than 14 years, Monday announced her plans to retire June 29, ending a 36-year career as a teacher and school administrator. [Read More]
Judge orders trail access point reopened as dispute continues
31 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
SALTSBURG — An Indiana County judge has ordered that an access point on the West Penn Trail near Saltsburg be opened to the public again until a dispute is settled over who owns a small piece of property along the trail. [Read More]
Candidate for U.S. House takes message to WyoTech Candidate for U.S. House takes message to WyoTech
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
BURRELL TOWNSHIP — Art Halvorson, a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress from the 9th District, toured WyoTech Friday in part because he considers Indiana County to be critical territory in the May 20 primary election. [Read More]
New variety of street drugs worries police
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Marijuana wax and marijuana “pucs.” [Read More]
Indiana police review video from IUPatty's Day Indiana police review video from IUPatty's Day
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
More arrests for rowdy behavior during the IUPatty’s Day celebrations in Indiana are possible, this time with amateur video as evidence. [Read More]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Council debates social media use
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Establishing its own social media outlets would likely help Indiana Borough improve its communications with borough residents and engage the community — especially the young adults — in borough events and issues. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: School board, union agree on pact
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — The Marion Center Area school directors and the district’s education association Monday approved an early bird three-year labor agreement for the teachers. [Read More]
National week marks surveyors' contributions National week marks surveyors' contributions
33 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The services provided by some of America’s early land surveyors — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln — obviously were overshadowed by their contributions in later life. [Read More]
Arrests don't tell full story of IUPatty's Day, police chief says
33 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana Borough Police Chief William Sutton said he has been under some pressure to release arrest statistics from last weekend’s IUPatty’s Day celebrations attended by thousands of Indiana University of Pennsylvania students and other young people. [Read More]
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