Dennis Tyler

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 September along with...
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...
Aug 02, 2014 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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...
Jul 09, 2014 |
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New rules, permits for outdoor entertainment, drinking and dining proposed By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA  (NEWS)  - A daring plan to make DWNTWN Walnut Street accommodate those with disability and others who drink and dine will change the landscape of the heart of the city. Mayor Dennis Tyler unveiled the latest plan Wednesday to redo Walnut that will involve rebuilding the street scape, adding...
Jul 02, 2014 |
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Affordable housing for 55 and over in DWNTWN By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Dorothy Sweet recalled working at the old Roberts Hotel when she attended the former Central High School down the street in the 1960s. She and friend were among more than 100 people who came to the grand opening of the Lofts at Roberts on Wednesday to take a look at new apartments and public areas that bring more...
Jun 27, 2014 |
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Construction begins in fall to build 400-space garage next to convention center By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The last piece of a huge DWNTWN development including a Courtyard by Mariott Hotel was unveiled Thursday with a new 400-space parking garage.  That $8 million cost will ultimately be carried by food and beverage taxpayers after five years while local partners like visitors,...
Jun 18, 2014 |
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Industry leader TruStar supplies, Vectron fuels new station for Muncie Sanitary District By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Engineer Mike Cline called the new compressed natural gas filling station built for the Muncie Sanitary District a bold move sustantiable for a better environmental future. Besides that, the fifth utility for the district that picks up trash, treats wastewater, keeps...
May 30, 2014 |
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New affordable housing in DWNTWN By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Jose Gaiten liked the new neighbor that will provide housing and help to veterans with disability, age or those without a home. Walnut Commons will be that place across from American Legion Post 19 at Walnut and Wysor, where the old Muncie Armory stood more than 30 years ago. Also home to Goff's Drive In and local chamber...

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