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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

MARION CENTER: District see gains in Keystone test scores MARION CENTER: District see gains in Keystone test scores
31 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
MARION CENTER — Students in the Marion Center Area School District posted encouraging gains in academic growth and achievement as measured by the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments and the Keystone Exam. [Read More]
INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners move to establish facility for central booking INDIANA COUNTY: Commissioners move to establish facility for central booking
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
Police departments in Indiana County will have some of their workload lightened when a central booking facility is created at the Indiana County Jail. [Read More]
Blairsville-Saltsburg offers counseling after suicides Blairsville-Saltsburg offers counseling after suicides
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
BLAIRSVILLE — Extra counselors today are helping students, faculty and staff in the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District deal with the suicide deaths of two Blairsville High students in the past week. [Read More]
Paving project closes Philadelphia Street
32 weeks ago - - RANDY WELLS
A four-block stretch of Indiana’s Philadelphia Street will be closed for about 48 hours beginning this evening to allow for milling and resurfacing work. [Read More]
Philadelphia Street closing for resurfacing Philadelphia Street closing for resurfacing
32 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
33 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
33 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
33 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
33 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
33 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]
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