As the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board prepares to hire a new director, it should focus not just on reducing costs but also on setting a new direction for the agency.
The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Doug Ross discuss the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Indiana's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the dismissal of Jeff Langbehn from the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board, the Indiana Supreme Court considering the constitut…
The Lake County solid waste district terminated the contract of its longtime executive director Wednesday amid accusations he misled board members about a $751.14 designer purse and accessories given to a female subordinate.
Jeff Langbehn has served the Lake County Solid Waste Management District for 21 years. The executive director can now best serve the district by resigning.
At least $107,000 in annual salary and compensation, a $600-per-month government funded take-home vehicle and a district credit card used for thousands of dollars in meal purchases and gas annually could all be at risk Wednesday.
Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.
At least four Lake County solid waste district board members are calling for a review of an agency tuition reimbursement program after learning it wasn't created by board vote and isn't written in any official district policies.
A $751.14 designer purse and matching accessories weren't the only perks a Lake County solid waste district employee received -- at taxpayer expense -- for completing her master's degree, a Times review shows.
Lake County officials plan to meet in executive session Monday to discuss the future of an agency director who bought a $751.14 designer purse and accessories as a gift for a subordinate using a government credit card.
Lake County Solid Waste Management District Executive Director Jeff Langbehn said in the past the briefcase purchased for an employee's graduation gift was similar to the one he bought his own son. Really? He bought his son a designer handbag?
At least four Lake County solid waste district officials said they were misled last month by district Executive Director Jeff Langbehn regarding the purchase of a $751.14 graduation gift for a female government employee.
Call me a nerd, but I have always been interested in the happenings of nearly every aspect of government, even more obscure ones like the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
LAKE STATION | The city is looking to the county's Solid Waste Management District to help pull it out of the hole it dug for itself with a compost facility that isn't passing the state's sniff test.
Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.
Solid waste districts will be under the gun soon to boost recycling participation rates. It's embarrassing, frankly, how low they are in some areas.
Jeff Langbehn took a look back at 2013 figures for the Lake County Solid Waste Management District early this year and was pleased with what he saw.
HAMMOND | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has completed its Earthlings Summer Day Camps and program at its Environmental Education Center in Hammond.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County solid waste district should temper spending of new income tax revenues with frugality rather than using it for proposed employee pensions, a district board member says.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District needs to apply the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra to household waste, not bad ideas.
Lake County's top solid waste district official said he wants all new income tax revenues to be directed to a fund for projects or operating expenses, not employee pensions.
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