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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

Dush sets sights on GOP nomination Dush sets sights on GOP nomination
36 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
36 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]
Local agencies lend hand through Project Share
36 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Since last fall, two dozen churches and human services agencies around Indiana County have been combining their efforts and their dollars to respond to calls for help in a new way. [Read More]
Churches step in to fill needs
36 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Leaders of Trinity United Methodist Church, in Indiana, were very interested when Project Share got off the ground last fall, because the church for years has operated its own community outreach service of helping those in need. [Read More]
Pothole hotline receives first callers
36 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Dave Fairman, Indiana’s public works director, received about 18 calls on a new pothole hotline in its first week of operation. [Read More]
Community leader Joseph Mack dies Community leader Joseph Mack dies
37 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Joseph Mack, a well-known and respected Indiana attorney who practiced law for half a century — usually attired in his signature bow tie — and who also served as a community leader and patron of the arts, died Sunday at St. Andrew’s Village, White Township. [Read More]
Local author pens historical booklet Local author pens historical booklet
37 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana County Parks & Trails director and part-time author Ed Patterson has penned another interesting sidelight on the county’s natural history. [Read More]
CAMPAIGN 2014: Dush challenges Smith for state House CAMPAIGN 2014: Dush challenges Smith for state House
38 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Cris Dush, who in 2012 as a political newcomer conducted a formidable challenge to 13-term incumbent and House Speaker Sam Smith, Thursday evening launched his second campaign for the Republican nomination in the 66th District. [Read More]
Police: No signs so far of deadly heroin mix Police: No signs so far of deadly heroin mix
38 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Deadlier-than-usual heroin — packaged in bags stamped with the brands Theraflu, Income Tax and Bud Ice — have not been found in Indiana County by local law enforcement agencies. But that doesn’t mean the especially lethal heroin isn’t here, some Indiana County officers said. [Read More]
Indiana Free Library welcomes fund drive success
39 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Since 2009, state financial support for public libraries has been declining. [Read More]
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