Dennis Tyler

Dec 30, 2014 |
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Year in review also finds horrific crime, failing public schools By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  That whisper in the wind could be heard in Muncie as millions of dollars in construction brought jobs and growth to the community in 2014. "If you build it, he will come," the voice says in the movie, Field of Dreams.
Dec 23, 2014 |
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Community engagement includes actress and singer Cynda Williams By Rick Yencer MUNCIE INDIANA (NEWS) - Hundreds of people like Mary and her two children came Saturday to The Unity Center looking for food and hope during the holidays. Mary has been unable to work because of her declining health and her girls depend on reduced lunches at school. The girls got Christmas presents of new Barbie dolls ...
Dec 19, 2014 |
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Tobacco free kids, cessation groups offer startling report By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -   Ashley was a 21-year-old heroin addict who usually smokes an e-cigarette while carrying a pack of Marlboro Reds.  While she beat the drug addiction, she still smokes just to calm her sometimes hectic life. Ashley is an example of what a national report shows in Indiana that the state is behind in...
Dec 15, 2014 |
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Talking circle intends bring calm amid national protests over police brutality, racial profiling By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Myna Robertson's voice was heard Friday when she told about a 70-year-old man in the community that was stopped and handcuffed by police. Robertson, daughter of activist Vivian Conley, told a group of people talking about racism how the police were looking a...
Nov 22, 2014 |
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Membership goes with office, gathering place By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA - The new Downtown Business Connector was trending high on Friday as the new cool office and meeting space found in The Lofts at the old Roberts Hotel. Whether it's a young business professional looking for fast speed internet and a cup of coffee, or a company wanting a meeting place amid a living room setting with art...
Oct 28, 2014 |
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Hundreds come DWNTWN on Wednesday to hear about new hotel By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  John Dickerson was delighted to see the turnout Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the new $25 million Courtyard by Marriott Hotel that will be first of its kind training ground for people of disability in the hospitality industry.  So grateful was the Arc of Indiana that its yearly state conference...
Sep 18, 2014 |
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New social host law among common sense messages By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Mayor Dennis Tyler joined Ball State President Paul Ferguson this week to offer survival tips for students living in off campus neighborhoods besides engaging them in being part of the community.  The walk through some of Muncie's student neighborhoods surrounding campus was part of the Campus Community...
Sep 02, 2014 |
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Mayor Dennis Tyler: America was built with blood, sweat and courage of working people By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  - Labor had its day in the community as the Solidarity United Way Picnic drew a few hundred people to south Muncie to celebrate working people and those who built America. Live United was the message among business and labor as a classic car show, hot dogs and beans and...
Aug 25, 2014 |
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$16 million bond paid by food and beverage tax funds improvements By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  -A pledge of millions of dollars in food and beverage tax for a new DWNTWN parking garage and efforts to silence train whistles took government and civic leaders only an hour to decide last week.  The $8 million garage will accommodate the new Courtyard by Marriott expected to break ground in...
Aug 07, 2014 |
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Safety profile will identify household to emergency dispatchers. By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - AT&T launched Smart911 in Muncie and Delaware County on Wednesday that will help save lives by giving emergency dispatchers the information public safety needs to respond to crisis. Mayor Dennis Tyler, a retired firefighters, said the new, secure information system filled out by citizens...
Aug 06, 2014 |
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Football season approaches for Cardinals looking for a new quarterback By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Ball State football coach Pete Lembo and Mayor Dennis Tyler talked about a winning season and  improving the quality of life during Paint the Town Red Day on Tuesday. Lembo and the football team made the rounds in Muncie and Yorktown to talk up the new season and work on getting more...

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