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RANDY WELLS

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 rwells@indianagazette.net.

Articles by RANDY WELLS

County's drug OD deaths up in 2015 County's drug OD deaths up in 2015
37 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana County’s drug overdose death rate in 2015 was significantly higher than the statewide and national overdose death rates. [Read More]
Game Commission officers say bear sightings on the rise Game Commission officers say bear sightings on the rise
37 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
There are some indications that Indiana County residents this summer are getting more opportunities than usual to view bears in the wild — or in the not-so-wild environments of their backyards. [Read More]
Longtime Mohawk Lanes owner dedicated life to sport of bowling Longtime Mohawk Lanes owner dedicated life to sport of bowling
38 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Mohawk Lanes, Indiana’s only remaining public bowling center, was open and operating Wednesday, despite the death Monday of Ronald “Sam” Dalesandro, the lanes’ owner. [Read More]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Council lets decision stand on street closing for holiday festival INDIANA BOROUGH: Council lets decision stand on street closing for holiday festival
38 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Plans to stage a six-week Christmas holiday festival in downtown Indiana’s IRMC Park survived a challenge Tuesday. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners extend tax appeal deadline INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners extend tax appeal deadline
39 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners on Wednesday voted to extend the deadline for filing a 2017 property tax assessment appeal until Sept. 1. The deadline had been Aug. 1. [Read More]
MARION CENTER AREA: Tax increase smaller than expected MARION CENTER AREA: Tax increase smaller than expected
39 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — Some lower-than-expected insurance rates and staff changes allowed more adjustments to be made in the past week to a proposed 2016-17 budget for the Marion Center Area School District. [Read More]
Indiana Borough council explores incentives to entice home-buyers Indiana Borough council explores incentives to entice home-buyers
39 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
There are about 240 residential properties for sale or for rent in Indiana Borough’s R1 (single-family dwellings) and R2 (duplexes) neighborhoods. [Read More]
Legislative session called on state's heroin epidemic Legislative session called on state's heroin epidemic
39 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
In a rare gathering of bipartisan legislators Thursday in the Capitol Rotunda, Gov. Tom Wolf and state representatives announced that a special session of the General Assembly will be called to address the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
CarFit class offered for senior drivers CarFit class offered for senior drivers
40 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Mature drivers in the Indiana area will have an opportunity next week to get some tips on how to make the fit with their automobile safer and more comfortable. [Read More]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Council resets millage; taxes to stay same INDIANA BOROUGH: Council resets millage; taxes to stay same
40 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Indiana Borough council Tuesday passed an ordinance formally adjusting the borough’s post-reassessment real estate tax rate at 4.047 mills. Before the reassessment, Indiana’s tax millage rate was 30.5 mills. [Read More]
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