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 November 21, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Finn’s News Agency attracted the unlikeliest of suitors when it shut down for good in March: the Columbia County commissioners. While...
Published on November 20, 2014 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — Township supervisors recently visited a pair of natural gas-fueled power plants similar to an $850 million plant being proposed for...
Published on November 18, 2014 - Page 3
Columbia County’s Traveling Library will soon cross 100,000 miles of service in Columbia County, and it’ll probably reach that milestone while...
Published on November 16, 2014 - Page 1
Carl Shaffer says a controversial federal rule being proposed to safeguard sources of drinking water will actually ruin some farmers financially....
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 1
BEACH HAVEN — Carl Cragle says contractors damaged the 200-year-old stone foundation of the home where he’s lived since 1960 while work was being...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 3
Twelve-year-old Benton 7th-grader Erik Weibel reads hundreds of books each year, and receives correspondence from up to a dozen authors each week,...
Published on November 4, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A judge ended any confusion Monday about where residents should mail payments for a private sewer plant tied up in a dispute over a late...
Published on November 4, 2014 - Page 3
PPL Corp. recently donated $4,000 to Camp Victory’s Greenwood Environmental Education Center, where children learn hands-on science lessons each May...
Published on November 3, 2014 - Page 1
ORANGE TWP. — A dispute over who gets what from a man’s estate has further clouded the fate of a privately owned sewer plant that the state has...
Published on November 2, 2014 - Page 1
The state attorney general is ready to go to court to fight on behalf of local farmers who want to operate pig nurseries in Salem and Montour...