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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: Another Second Ward councilman resigns
63 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
64 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]
67 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
67 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
69 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
69 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]
Baby injured accidentally, suspect says
70 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]
WWII-era planes coming to airport festival WWII-era planes coming to airport festival
70 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]
INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners loan $250,000 to Center Township farm
70 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Noting that the Fabin Brothers Farm, in Center Township, reflects the continuing importance of agriculture in Indiana County’s economy, the county commissioners Wednesday approved a $250,000 loan from the Indiana County Revolving Loan Fund to help the farm expand its corn storage capacity. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Officials pick firm to do reassessment
70 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday acted on what commission chairman Rodney Ruddock said is “probably the most important decision the county commissioners have made in 10 years.” [Read More]
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