Dennis Tyler

Harry Privett and his son, Avon, talks about community engagement
Dec 15, 2014 |
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 youthful suspect that...
Nov 22, 2014 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
$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 |
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 |
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...
Aug 02, 2014 |
Hearts and Hands United locally helps thousands. By Rick Yencer MUNCIE INDIANA  (NEWS) - Nick and Robin Collins were grateful Saturday for the community support to the national Backpack Day effort carried out by Hearts and Hands United. Nick works for At&T and Robin stays at home caring for the couple's four children, Mathew, Mason, Michael and Madison, who are headed back to school Monday in...
Jul 27, 2014 |
Cause of fire at old Warner Machine plant determined arson By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A day after fire swept through an old three story factory, Muncie firefighters were still pouring water on the site that was too dangerous to enter. Fire Chief Ed Bell said the old building once used by Warner Machine of Warner Gear days. Bell also said the site might be inspected this week after...
Jul 20, 2014 |
Second dog park opened by city government for animal lovers By Rick Yencer MUNCIE INDIANA (NEWS)  - Kelley Stewart thought the new dog park for both big and small was a great addition to south Muncie. And Stewart, who runs sit-stay and play animal sitting service, lined with other animal owners Saturday for the opening of dog walk in Heekin Park next to the fire station at Memorial Drive and...