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Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

Langbehn stands to lose highest statewide waste district salary

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.

12 hours ago Related
Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

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.

13 hours ago
MARC CHASE: A happily disclosed conflict of interest

MARC CHASE: A happily disclosed conflict of interest

Full disclosure: I now may have to admit a conflict of interest. And I've never been so excited before to admit I may have been wrong.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Jeff Langbehn's government-funded take-home vehicle

Jeff Langbehn's government-funded take-home vehicle

A government-funded Chevrolet Avalanche SUV is parked in the garage of Jeff Langbehn, Lake County Solid Waste Management executive director, on Friday. Agency expense reports show the district pays about $600 per month to Ally Bank to fund this take-home vehicle for Langbehn. It's among the …

August 29, 2014 10:54 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 50: Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 50: Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point

The region's most recognizable architectural icon is a homegrown historical collage of a who's who marriage mill, post-Civil War development and the early Northwest Indiana court system.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

Sometimes folks with the biggest hearts lack comparably sized pocketbooks.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

Waste board members calling for fiscal scrutiny

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.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

Some of us spend the late days of summer mourning the impending passing of another warm season. The parents among us also look ahead with hopes of a successful school year for our children.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Expensive graduation gift isn't only perk for waste district employee

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.

August 19, 2014 5:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Trusted messengers observe boundaries

MARC CHASE: Trusted messengers observe boundaries

If a Times reporter collected a local government paycheck on the side, would that hamper your trust in the journalist's ability to fairly cover local government news?

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Waste district board to discuss purse purchase, Langbehn's future

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.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

Official's 'briefcase' gift actually designer purse, accessories

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.

August 11, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Education in region grit behind some school names

MARC CHASE: Education in region grit behind some school names

Back-to-school time in Northwest Indiana is a prime opportunity for reflection on that good old-fashioned grit which so thoroughly characterizes our region and the people who built it.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: When Fido has scales -- and can eat your face

MARC CHASE: When Fido has scales -- and can eat your face

Oh baby, baby, it's a wild world.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Workers using torch to kill weeds set Winfield hardware store ablaze

Workers using torch to kill weeds set Winfield hardware store ablaze

A sign outside of the Ace Hardware in Winfield notifies customers it is still open after a fire Monday damaged the store.

July 28, 2014 6:22 pm
MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bill Marvel

Bill Marvel

Bill Marvel, 70, of St. John, holds a photo of his wife, Sandra, who was killed in 2012 when a vehicle driven by Michael Knezevich, then 26, of Chesterton, slammed into the Marvels' vehicle on U.S. 41 in St. John. Police said Knezevich's blood-alcohol content tested at .271, more than three …

July 25, 2014 12:22 pm
MARC CHASE: Historic bridge a symbol of troubled infrastructure waters

MARC CHASE: Historic bridge a symbol of troubled infrastructure waters

Lake County's Range Line Road bridge is a throwback in every sense of the word.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Dillinger exhibit move helps region embrace history

MARC CHASE: Dillinger exhibit move helps region embrace history

On its face, it's certainly not a period of history to be celebrated.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County waste officials trash district's spending practices

Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

Most of us know of the "scared straight" programs. You know, where troubled youths visit with locked-up convicts, witness morgue autopsies or experience the fallout of any number of tragedies induced by lives of crime.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Lessons of community rise from fallen Gary officer

MARC CHASE: Lessons of community rise from fallen Gary officer

Tragedy is immense when the strong and brave fall within our communities.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

A tow truck tries to bring upright a BP firetruck stuck in a ditch Tuesday on Mississippi Street near St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville.

July 08, 2014 1:02 pm
Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

Crews watch as a tow truck attempts to remove a BP firetruck from a ditch Tuesday afternoon on Mississippi Street near St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church.

July 08, 2014 1:01 pm
MARC CHASE: Stuff of legends in a Crown Point sandlot

MARC CHASE: Stuff of legends in a Crown Point sandlot

Storybook endings aren't always the things of, well, storybooks. Sometimes they're real and right in our neighborhood sandlots.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Coach helps team, player's mom hit life's curveballs

MARC CHASE: Coach helps team, player's mom hit life's curveballs

Coaching youth baseball isn't exactly rocket science. It won't cure cancer either.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gabe Rottier gets the first hit

Gabe Rottier gets the first hit

Gabe Rottier, 8, of Crown Point, begins his run to first base after cracking his team's first hit of the Cal Ripken League championship game Monday.

July 01, 2014 11:04 am
Gabe Rottier gets the first hit

Gabe Rottier gets the first hit

Gabe Rottier, 8, of Crown Point, blasts his team's first hit Monday -- a single into right field -- during the Cal Ripken League championship game.

July 01, 2014 11:01 am
Coach Joe Cimarolli

Coach Joe Cimarolli

Crown Point's Cal Ripken League Coach Joe Cimarolli gives his youth team, the Nationals, a pep talk Monday ahead of the team's championship game.

July 01, 2014 10:55 am
Gabe Rottier playing catcher

Gabe Rottier playing catcher

Gabe Rottier, 8, of Crown Point, lunges to catch a pitch Monday during his Cal Ripken League team's championship game in Crown Point.

July 01, 2014 10:57 am
Coach Joe Cimarolli

Coach Joe Cimarolli

Crown Point's Cal Ripken League Coach Joe Cimarolli helps his pitchers warm up Monday in preparation for the league's championship game.

July 01, 2014 10:53 am
Lauri Rottier

Lauri Rottier

Laurie Rottier, 40, of Crown Point, displays the pink breast-cancer awareness ribbon on the back of her 8-year-old son Gabe's Cal Ripken League baseball cap. Rottier is being treated for breast cancer, and her son's coach, Joe Cimarolli, had the ribbons embroidered on his team's caps in supp…

June 30, 2014 3:06 pm
MARC CHASE: Lessons of a bullet, a photo and human terror

MARC CHASE: Lessons of a bullet, a photo and human terror

They're important physical connections reaching across time and reminding us of our own potential impact on history.

June 28, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

Photos

John Hayes artifacts

John Hayes artifacts

A 1911 letter inviting Valparaiso Civil War Pvt. John Hayes to a 50th anniversary reunion of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery.

June 28, 2014 11:58 am
Jack Houser

Jack Houser

Jack Houser, 81, of Valparaiso, holds up a photo of his great-grandfather, Civil War Pvt. William Houser.

June 28, 2014 12:00 pm
John Hayes artifacts

John Hayes artifacts

A bullet found in a metal canister belonging to Valparaiso Civil War veteran John Hayes.

June 28, 2014 11:56 am
John Hayes artifacts

John Hayes artifacts

Photos, letters, spectacles and a Civil War-era bullet found in an old metal canister belonging to Valparaiso Civil War veteran John Hayes, of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery.

June 28, 2014 11:52 am
Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

A cannon keeps ceremonial watch over Union soldiers' graves at Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

June 24, 2014 2:45 pm
Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

Sgt. William Holland, a freed slave who served in the 111th U.S. Colored Infantry during the Civil War, is buried near Civil War graves he helped maintain during his military service and later as a laborer at the Stones River National Cemetery.

June 24, 2014 2:39 pm
Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

A ceremonial sign pays homage to the Union dead at Stones River National Cemetery, established on the site of the Battle of Stones River — the eighth bloodiest of the Civil War.

June 24, 2014 2:35 pm
Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

Thousands of graves of Union soldiers who died in various Tennessee battles during the Civil War fill the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The cemetery was established on the site of the war's eighth bloodiest battle.

June 24, 2014 2:30 pm
Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

Unearthing, honoring stories of graveyard guardians

The first light of day hits headstones of Union Army volunteer soldiers buried near Hazen's Monument at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Hundreds of Northwest Indiana men fought in this location of the battlefield, nicknamed Hell's Half Acre. Black soldiers, most of w…

June 24, 2014 2:27 pm
MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

With a bullet in his rib cage, another in his arm and men dying all around him, Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was in the virtual depths of hell.

June 21, 2014 6:19 pm Video Photos

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Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

HAMMOND | Going beyond the letter of federal disability laws and striving for universal access at schools and other public facilities will be front and center Tuesday at a free Purdue University Calumet conference.

June 20, 2014 6:50 pm
Stones River National Battlefield

Stones River National Battlefield

Hazen's Monument, the large square structure on the left, is named for Col. William B. Hazen's Brigade, which was the only portion of the Union line to hold its ground on Dec. 31, 1862, never retreating during the first day of the Battle of Stones River. Northwest Indiana men of the 9th Indi…

June 20, 2014 11:58 am
MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

MARC CHASE: Region 'angel' spreads wings at Hell's Half Acre

The sun rises last week over the graves of Union soldiers buried near Hazen's Monument at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

June 20, 2014 12:02 pm
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