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 December 18, 2014 - Page 1
When the sun briefly peeked out from those way-too-familiar clouds between 10 and 11 Wednesday morning, it was the first time in exactly nine days it...
Published on December 16, 2014 - Page 3
North Centre Township’s recycling drop-off is going single stream in 2015. It means residents will no longer have to sort plastics, glass, cans,...
Published on December 9, 2014 - Page 3
Bruce Crawford dropped a special delivery into the yard outside his parents’ North Street home in Benton in August 1943 during a flyover of a B-17...
Published on November 30, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Taxpayers will have to absorb a hefty tab — potentially rising to six figures — if and when Maria Sanutti-Spencer and father Anthony...
Published on November 30, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — This summer, Columbia County officials revamped Sherri Schaich’s job description in the probation office, anointing her as chief of...
Published on November 29, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — About two-thirds of elementary students and 60 percent of junior and senior high schoolers showed up for class on Black Friday,...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 3
To say the folks of Benton are getting into the Christmas spirit is an understatement. A movement is afoot to decorate all homes on Main Street and...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 1
TANK — Eric Naslund thought he had driven onto the set of a Hollywood movie when he saw a driver in front of him launch out of a van going about 70...
Published on November 21, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Finn’s News Agency attracted the unlikeliest of suitors when it shut down for good in March: the Columbia County commissioners. While...
Published on November 20, 2014 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — Township supervisors recently visited a pair of natural gas-fueled power plants similar to an $850 million plant being proposed for...