Michael Lester
Reporter
Michael Lester covers Geisinger, northern Columbia County and whatever else crosses his desk. A native of the Poconos, he studied journalism at Bloomsburg University, graduating in 1995. He joined the Press Enterprise while in college.

Latest by Michael Lester

Published on September 20, 2017 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — A lawyer faces up to 21/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to a single federal charge in a mail fraud and money laundering case...
Published on September 16, 2017 - Page 1
BERWICK — As a lifelong Penn State football fan, Mike Heon of Berwick has seen his share of upsets. But few have brought the level of...
Published on September 15, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Work to remove contaminated soil from the former Safety Light manufacturing plant is still being done a dozen years after cleanup at the...
Published on September 11, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — While a teenager growing up outside Catawissa, Jennifer Ney wanted a new dresser for her bedroom. Unfortunately, her family couldn’t...
Published on September 10, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Todd Burke is bothered by what he describes as a general misconception that all addicts are “scum.” It’s an unfair and inaccurate...
Published on September 2, 2017 - Page 1
WASHINGTONVILLE — Josh Leidhecker acknowledged Limestone Township supervisors were “not so happy” when he and some business partners proposed growing...
Published on September 1, 2017 - Page 1
HARRISBURG — An energy firm has received a pair of important air and water permit approvals from the state for the proposed Atlantic Sunrise natural...
Published on August 30, 2017 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Columbia Montour Vo-Tech’s 49 teachers enter the 2017-18 school year working under terms of a union contract that expired over a...
Published on August 30, 2017 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Two local independent pharmacy managers say they’ll lose business now that Geisinger Health Plan has begun requiring employees it covers...
Published on August 29, 2017 - Page 1
CENTRALIA — A Danville man’s efforts to reopen “Graffiti Highway” in Centralia to hikers and tourists are picking up steam. Luke Maffei, 21,...