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 May 24, 2016 - Page 3
Paul Reichart, president of both the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center and the Bloomsburg Fair, walked away from the recent Village...
Published on May 19, 2016 - Page 1
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Ed Sanders III umpires baseball games under the premise that if no one notices him, he’s more than likely doing a solid job....
Published on May 19, 2016 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — The township zoning board cast a 3-0 vote Wednesday favoring Scott Sponenberg’s proposal to construct a 4,800-head hog barn at 140...
Published on May 19, 2016 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — This year’s First Columbia Bank Teen Star musical competition will feature five Central Columbia students among the dozen contestants,...
Published on May 17, 2016 - Page 3
The Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company is hosting its annual fair over five days later this month, capped by a Memorial Day fireman’s parade. The...
Published on May 15, 2016 - Page 1
BENTON — A father-son business duo from Virginia with Benton roots has found a spot to resurrect the former McHenry whiskey distillery, and it will...
Published on May 14, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg’s school board will consider firing district Athletic Director Corey Thomas at its public meeting Monday night, less than two...
Published on May 12, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — Owners of the Berwick Theater have ambitious plans to reopen the downtown landmark for first-run movies as early as July 1 after receiving...
Published on May 10, 2016 - Page 3
Those attending Saturday’s 13th annual Village Sampler at the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center can buy themselves dinner dates with...
Published on May 8, 2016 - Page 1
ORANGE TWP. —A Saturday afternoon fire heavily damaged the home Lori Ianneillo and her family built with their own hands about 25 years ago at 340...