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 April 30, 2016 - Page 1
WASHINGTONVILLE — Robert Billhime was near tears describing the three excruciating “worst days of my life” while detoxifying from a several-month...
Published on April 29, 2016 - Page 1
BENTON — The Benton Fire Company’s popular water battle will return to this year’s firemen’s carnival as the four-day event returns to Benton Park in...
Published on April 28, 2016 - Page 1
ESPY — Scott Township zoners have rejected plans for a 23-unit townhouse complex proposed for a 5.6-acre property along Fifth Street-Hollow after...
Published on April 27, 2016 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — It appears that after 13 years sitting vacant, the former Giant building along Route 11 near Sheetz has a new tenant. The Scott...
Published on April 26, 2016 - Page 1
ESPY — Property owners in flood-prone areas of Columbia County may be eligible for up to $80,000 in federal funding to elevate and protect their...
Published on April 26, 2016 - Page 3
PennDOT began work this week to replace a 75-year-old bridge on Back Branch Road in Mount Pleasant Township, and the span will be closed to traffic...
Published on April 23, 2016 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — Vandals used a knife Thursday night to tear up a 4-foot by 8-foot Donald Trump banner that John Bower posted on his property at the site...
Published on April 20, 2016 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — The township’s zoning board decided Tuesday night it had no choice but to defer to the federal government on Talen Energy’s plan to...
Published on April 19, 2016 - Page 3
Jana Wagner — a Bloomsburg native, horse-industry worker, and third-generation photographer — will host an art reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the...
Published on April 17, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County Commissioner Dave Kovach and county Chief Clerk Gail Kipp acknowledge now that Kovach was angling to oust Kipp as the...