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 19, 2017 - Page 1
ALMEDIA — Before tearing down dilapidated buildings contaminated with radioactive chemicals at the Safety Light Superfund site, workers repaired some...
Published on November 18, 2017 - Page 1
ESPY — A minivan drifted across Route 11 Friday and crashed head-on into the cab of a tractor-trailer. Nancy Leighow’s navy Honda Odyssey van struck...
Published on November 17, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County property tax bills will rise by 6.4 percent in 2018 so the county can plug a $600,000 budget hole. The county...
Published on November 16, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Tiny Columbia County has sued some of the nation’s wealthiest pharmaceutical companies, alleging that deceptive and fraudulent business...
Published on November 14, 2017 - Page 5
FISHERDALE — Josh Maciejewski says it was a “stupid decision” by county officials to drop $73,000 in taxpayer money on a traffic study of local...
Published on November 13, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Through September, the borough had charged its electricity customers $62,000 less than projected in 2017. The culprit is a complicated...
Published on November 10, 2017 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Former First Lady and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton stressed a need for all Americans to have health...
Published on November 9, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Town landlord and developer Matt Zoppetti channeled his inner Picasso in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election and got creative with a two...
Published on November 7, 2017 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A township employee claims she became the victim of workplace retaliation and surveillance after she reported a “huffing” incident...
Published on November 5, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Already locked in a nearly two-year fight over sexual discrimination claims, Tim Chamberlain and Kristie Rospendowski face off Tuesday...