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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

County names new airport manager County names new airport manager
62 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS, TERI ENCISO
A Rayne Township resident who has worked at the Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport in various capacities on a part-time basis for a decade is the new airport manager. [Read More]
Governor candidate Hanger stumps in Indiana Governor candidate Hanger stumps in Indiana
62 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hanger rode into Indiana Tuesday in a converted school bus. His choice of transportation, he said, helps make the point that education is the No. 1 issue in his campaign. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Administrators evaluate early results of state tests
62 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Marion Center Area School District has received early results from the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments exams taken by students in grades 3 through 8 in the spring, and administrators have started analyzing the early scores. [Read More]
EMA to begin drive testing of new county radio system EMA to begin drive testing of new county radio system
62 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS, TOM PEEL
Beginning Monday, technicians from Motorola and representatives from the Indiana County Emergency Management Agency will begin driving around on nearly every road in Indiana County, and — as in the old Verizon television ads — they’ll radio the 911 emergency dispatch center and ask ... [Read More]
What supported old wall? Turns out, not much
64 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
As in a medical autopsy, construction workers learned why Indiana’s old Water Street retaining wall and Vinegar Hill steps had reached the end of their useful lives by tearing them apart. [Read More]
Memorial plaques for sale as fundraiser Memorial plaques for sale as fundraiser
64 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
65 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
65 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
65 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]
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