Michael Lester
Reporter
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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.

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Published on July 20, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County claims the owner of a pair of hotels in Buckhorn and Mifflinville hasn’t paid taxes for nearly a year and owes the...
Published on July 17, 2018 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — Wes Fahringer was stunned last tax season when his accountant broke the news. He and wife Dena Fahringer’s quarter-acre vegetable...
Published on July 17, 2018 - Page 1
MILLGROVE — Laura VanWieren of Millgrove Road says she’s not exaggerating when she reports losing tens of thousands in wages over the past decade due...
Published on July 13, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —Bloomsburg University has a new home for its football broadcasts on the FM radio dial, but the same familiar voices will continue calling...
Published on July 13, 2018 - Page 1
SLABTOWN — A huge great white shark has been inhabiting the waters of Ideal Park Campground’s pool this summer. But swimmers don’t seem to mind....
Published on July 12, 2018 - Page 1
NUMIDIA — For decades, Shirr Keithan has been Palachick’s General Store’s loyal first customer each and every morning. Shirr, who lives next door to...
Published on July 9, 2018 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Bob Bunge learned the art of cutting meat as a high school kid making $25 a week during the 1960s and ’70s, while working at Jay’s, his...
Published on July 7, 2018 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — A Bloomsburg woman claims Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital officials agreed to hire her as an emergency room technician but reneged on...
Published on July 3, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — With Verizon Wireless service down across the area June 24, Columbia County emergency management director Jennifer Long relied on a...
Published on June 30, 2018 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. —Tim Karnes estimated he’s put in about 150 hours — and counting — building a two-seat cockpit replica of the Millennium Falcon from “Star...