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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

Philadelphia Street closing for resurfacing Philadelphia Street closing for resurfacing
8 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
A four-block stretch of Indiana’s Philadelphia Street will be closed for about 48 hours beginning Tuesday evening to allow for milling and resurfacing work. [Read More]
Opioid battle 'No. 1 priority,' U.S. attorney says Opioid battle 'No. 1 priority,' U.S. attorney says
8 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Conor Lamb, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, said Wednesday his office is combating the opioid overdose epidemic and illegal drug sales with a strategy of “confronting the threat from every direction.” [Read More]
Recovering drug addict talks of survival Recovering drug addict talks of survival
8 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The most captivating presentation at Wednesday’s meeting of the Armstrong-Indiana Drug Free Communities Coalition was made by Mike Krafick, a certified recovery specialist supervisor for the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission. [Read More]
Fight against drugs requires united effort, report says Fight against drugs requires united effort, report says
8 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
A comprehensive report released Wednesday at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes the importance of coordinating public health and public safety resources to bring the opioid epidemic under control in western Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the nation. [Read More]
INDIANA BOROUGH: Philly St. repaving in works INDIANA BOROUGH: Philly St. repaving in works
8 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Asphalt paving machines may be at work on a three-block section of Philadelphia Street in downtown Indiana in the next few days — but only if a few conditions fall into place. [Read More]
Cracker plant may have local impact, panelists say Cracker plant may have local impact, panelists say
9 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Shell Chemical Appalachia Ethane Cracker Plant, still years away from operation, will be about 65 miles west of Indiana, but Indiana County can have a share in supplying the thousands of tradesmen needed to build and operate the facility. [Read More]
IFA offers sneak peek of new station IFA offers sneak peek of new station
9 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana Fire Association’s new station at Philadelphia and Fifth streets in Indiana is not expected to be operational until January, but the firefighters Thursday evening welcomed visitors during a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: State money will pay for radio upgrades INDIANA COUNTY: State money will pay for radio upgrades
9 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
A 2015 overhaul of Pennsylvania’s emergency communications law is helping Indiana County save money. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: Board, union ink new contract MARION CENTER: Board, union ink new contract
10 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — Secretaries, licensed practical nurses, clerks, lifeguards, para educators and personal care assistants will get pay raises under a new labor contract approved Monday by the Marion Center Area School District directors. [Read More]
Bridge honors soldier missing since Vietnam Bridge honors soldier missing since Vietnam
10 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
CLYMER — As a boy and young man, James Robert “Robin” Pantall likely crossed the old bridge over Two Lick Creek in his hometown of Clymer many times, probably without giving it a second thought. [Read More]
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