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 October 1, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — While the 27-day teacher strike here extended summer break by more than a month, students now face a stark reality: only four vacation...
Published on September 30, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — The teacher strike here enters its 27th and final day today. Faculty and students are scheduled to return to the classroom Wednesday...
Published on September 26, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Angry parents escorted their crying child to Bloomsburg Fair security chief Bill Barratt’s office insisting their child had just won a...
Published on September 25, 2014 - Page 1
ROHRSBURG — Dean English was working on a pickup in his garage Wednesday when he decided to head inside his house for a coffee break just before 2 p....
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System’s year-end profit declined a third consecutive year, which comes as little surprise considering industry climate...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — Representatives of the Millville school board and striking teachers reported little progress in contract talks after a nearly three-hour...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 3
Benton Police are hosting a drug takeback day Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Benton Police station. Officers will be accepting unwanted,...
Published on September 21, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Anthony Rocco Franklin, the recently captured fugitive charged in the murder of Frank Spencer and in two arsons, was arrested in a...
Published on September 19, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Dr. Glenn Steele took his seat at the head of the Foss Home boardroom table Thursday, presiding for the final time over a public Geisinger...
Published on September 17, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The school board and the district’s unionized support staff have agreed to a new contract that guarantees labor peace through the 2017-...