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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: Council scraps controversial zoning overlay
55 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
An hour after listening to more Indiana Borough homeowners describe how the traditional neighborhood development overlay ordinance ruined their property values and made it nearly impossible for them to sell their homes. ... [Read More]
Buccos boost Miracle ball field Buccos boost Miracle ball field
55 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS, CARL KOLOGIE
An informal pickup game of baseball is a summer tradition and a favorite pastime for millions of American kids. [Read More]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Another Second Ward councilman resigns
55 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
New Indiana Second Ward councilman Larry DeChurch had only been on the job about an hour Tuesday evening when he was given an unusual assignment: Help select another Second Ward resident to fill another vacancy on council. [Read More]
County woman sentenced in Walmart coupon scam
56 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
A southern Indiana County woman who stole a quarter-million dollars from Walmart by manipulating coupon redemptions while employed by the retail giant was sentenced in Indiana County Court Friday to serve up to a year in jail. [Read More]
59 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is encouraging Pennsylvanians to sign up for two free programs aimed at saving lives in emergency situations — the Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information (ECI) programs. [Read More]
Pikel pleads guilty in money laundering case
59 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Daniel Pikel, 57, of Home, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy in the multimillion dollar embezzlement scheme against Falcon Drilling, a Rayne Township gas drilling company. [Read More]
Scout leader favors vote
61 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
A top Boy Scouts of America executive for Indiana County and the surrounding area said Friday he doesn’t think Thursday’s vote by the BSA’s leadership to allow gay boys to join Scouting’s ranks will have much of a day-to-day impact on the program locally. [Read More]
County warns veterans of scam operation
61 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners are warning military veterans and their families to be alert for a scam in which vets are asked to pay for assistance in getting their rightful military benefits. [Read More]
WWII-era planes coming to airport festival WWII-era planes coming to airport festival
62 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
On Sept. 6, 1944, Navy Lt. Harry Brown Jr., then 24, took off in an F6F Hellcat fighter from the USS Enterprise for what was expected to be a milk run strike at Yap island, in the western Pacific. [Read More]
Baby injured accidentally, suspect says
62 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Blairsville man charged Friday with assaulting a toddler told state police investigators he found the boy unresponsive early Friday morning and performed CPR before calling 911. [Read More]
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