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 July 30, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg school district has saved $3.5 million since the town’s last flood in 2011 to fund future flood protection at the...
Published on July 23, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — New Geisinger CEO David Feinberg says people react apologetically when he tells them he’s moved from the West Coast to rural Pennsylvania...
Published on July 23, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — Millville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center can again begin accepting new residents despite a recent scabies outbreak and the death of a...
Published on July 21, 2015 - Page 3
The Animal Resource Center will host a Dog Days of Summer animal adoption day and rabies clinic Saturday, Aug. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at Benton...
Published on July 18, 2015 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — At least three people were taken to a hospital Friday morning after a car rammed into the passenger side of a minivan at the busy...
Published on July 16, 2015 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A panel of state judges has rejected residents’ arguments for blocking the construction of a proposed 4,800-head hog farm here....
Published on July 15, 2015 - Page 1
STROUDSBURG — Bloomsburg Area Superintendent Cos Curry is leaving to take the same position at Stroudsburg Area schools, where he will oversee a...
Published on July 14, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — United Water Pennsylvania shut down operations at its Irondale Road water treatment plant Monday for several hours as a precaution after...
Published on July 14, 2015 - Page 3
The Benton Rodeo’s 31st annual Frontier Days championship rodeo and bull-a-rama gets under way tomorrow with bull riding, bareback bronco riding,...
Published on July 12, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Rates for some Geisinger Health Plan members may rise by as much as 40 percent or higher in 2016. GHP, like many other health insurers...