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 26, 2015 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — The state revoked a personal care home’s license and two of the home’s employees were fired after they physically restrained an agitated...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 1
ORANGE TWP. — Township supervisors recently sued former tax collector Ross Megargell for $2,000 to recoup some of the cost of sorting out the mess he...
Published on April 22, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — Brenda Swartz is having her daughter Sunny’s 16-year-old prom dress altered so it fits Brenda just right for a prom this weekend....
Published on April 21, 2015 - Page 1
ROHRSBURG — An energy firm proposing to build a natural gas pipeline through Columbia County plans to build a 110-foot by 75-foot, 40,000-horsepower...
Published on April 21, 2015 - Page 3
Two bridge-repair projects get under way today in northern Columbia County, including one north of Benton that will reduce Route 487 traffic to one...
Published on April 18, 2015 - Page 1
MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — The Animal Resource Center has seen a 20 percent increase in dog rescues and escalating veterinary bills in recent weeks partly...
Published on April 17, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — The Millville teachers union has asked a county judge to order the school board back to the bargaining table to negotiate a new contract...
Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Supervisors have set limits on when and where explosive gun targets may be used within the township in response to recent...
Published on April 14, 2015 - Page 3
Some folks in Millville launched a petition drive over the weekend, hoping a judge would order the teachers and school board into contract talks....
Published on April 9, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Work on a $30 million floodwall at the west end of town has just started, but a company already has an eye on moving into the former...