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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

Memorial plaques for sale as fundraiser Memorial plaques for sale as fundraiser
60 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS, TOM PEEL
Early plans for the rebuilding of the Vinegar Hill steps included a decorative arch between two columns over the bottom of the stairway. But that feature was dropped from the current construction plans as a cost-saving measure. [Read More]
Colleagues remember Hite for integrity, calm demeanor Colleagues remember Hite for integrity, calm demeanor
A somber mood hangs over Indiana Borough’s administrative offices today as borough officials and employees, police officers and friends mourn the death of Cpl. Wesley Hite ... [Read More]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Council scraps controversial zoning overlay
61 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
61 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
61 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
61 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]
64 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
65 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
66 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
66 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]
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