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 August 23, 2014 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — The township’s zoning office has rejected Marilee and David Kiliti’s application to construct a $480,000 nursery barn for an undisclosed...
Published on August 21, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A teacher strike here may extend through the entire month of September if the union and school board don’t reach an agreement on a new...
Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A teacher strike is on in Millville. Instead of starting a new school year instructing students in their classrooms, teachers will take...
Published on August 18, 2014 - Page 1
Campers who own trailers parked permanently at campgrounds throughout Columbia County have begun receiving property-tax bills. The tax for the...
Published on August 18, 2014 - Page 1
ORANGE TWP. — The state Department of Environmental Protection has ordered Orange Township to take over a privately run sewer plant, citing what it...
Published on August 12, 2014 - Page 3
Area children will have a chance next week to learn how to prepare for natural disasters from the experts. The American Red Cross NEPA Region will...
Published on August 5, 2014 - Page 3
With an Aug. 20 strike date looming, the Millville school board has increased its pay raise offer to teachers by $100 to $1,600 annually in each of...
Published on August 1, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A close friend of murder victim Frank Spencer blasted Hemlock Township Police this week, claiming the department did not do enough to...
Published on July 29, 2014 - Page 3
It’s been over one year since former Orangeville Public Library President Irene Makar launched the Free Library of Columbia County, a book-borrowing...
Published on July 25, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — The federal agency that will decide the fate of a proposed natural gas pipeline extending through Columbia County will host a meeting...