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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

Hearing in shooting rescheduled
36 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
36 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
36 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
36 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
36 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
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
37 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
37 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
37 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
37 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]
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