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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

State auditor general warns of growing pension problem State auditor general warns of growing pension problem
12 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale warned Friday that the growing collective municipal pension debt in the commonwealth, if allowed to worsen, will become a problem for every Pennsylvanian. [Read More]
IUPatty's Day postmortem: Still work to do
12 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The general opinion expressed by officials this week was that planning and preparation by law enforcement agencies and advance warnings and strategies by Indiana University of Pennsylvania officials and organizations helped keep a lid on the four-day IUPatty’s Day celebration. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Hoodlebug bridge plan could get boost INDIANA COUNTY: Hoodlebug bridge plan could get boost
12 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
A bridge that a few years from now may carry hikers and bikers on the Hoodlebug Trail over Routes 22 and 119 in Burrell Township moved a step closer to reality Wednesday. [Read More]
Indiana parking garage pay system to stay same Indiana parking garage pay system to stay same
12 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
There will be no change — at least in the foreseeable future — in how motorists using the Water Street Parking Garage pay for their parking. [Read More]
Actor White brings message of faith to Good Friday event Actor White brings message of faith to Good Friday event
13 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Scripture readings at Christian churches this Passion Week will recount the Apostle Peter’s denial — three times — that he knew Jesus, hours before Christ’s crucifixion. [Read More]
PennDOT focusing on reducing traffic fatalities PennDOT focusing on reducing traffic fatalities
14 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
In 2013, 1,208 people died in traffic crashes on Pennsylvania roads — the lowest number since the 1920s. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Officials oppose fracking waste disposal INDIANA COUNTY: Officials oppose fracking waste disposal
14 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday adopted a resolution urging state and federal environmental agencies to reject permits for disposing of hydraulic fracking waste from natural gas and oil drilling in underground injection wells in Indiana County. [Read More]
MARION CENTER AREA: Directors vote to replace lights MARION CENTER AREA: Directors vote to replace lights
14 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — On the recommendation of Ken Kirkland, the Marion Center Area School District’s maintenance and transportation supervisor, the school directors Monday agreed to replace the 36 lights in the high school gym with energy-efficient T5 fluorescent lights. [Read More]
Underground Railroad: Locally, abolitionists helped make history Underground Railroad: Locally, abolitionists helped make history
15 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
The decades immediately before the American Civil War were a time of sweeping economic, social and political changes in the United States. And some of those changes drove a wedge between the predominately agricultural South and the industrializing North. [Read More]
MARION CENTER: School board awaits budget news MARION CENTER: School board awaits budget news
15 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Richard Martini, business manager of the Marion Center Area School District, told school directors Monday he’s cautiously optimistic this spring as he helps prepare a 2015-16 school budget, based tentatively on the governor's proposed state budget. [Read More]
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