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 February 19, 2017 - Page 1
PINE TWP. — Geisinger Life Flight nurse John Mullen is often reminded by colleagues he has no business being alive today. In November 2010, he was...
Published on February 15, 2017 - Page 1
EAST BERWICK — Salem Township is facing pressure from the state attorney general’s office to loosen restrictions on large-scale livestock farms and...
Published on February 15, 2017 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — Barbara Splitt confronted Southern Columbia’s elected school directors this week, asking them to explain the educational value of...
Published on February 14, 2017 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. —Lance Nielsen dug up his two dead dogs in December and drove them to Cornell University for necropsies, animal autopsies. A hunter has...
Published on February 14, 2017 - Page 1
ROHRSBURG — An energy company paid more than $784,000 for an Orange Township property where it plans to build a compressor station for the 200-mile...
Published on February 8, 2017 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — Southern Columbia’s school board remains split over investing an estimated $1 million in taxpayer money for a turf field at Tiger...
Published on February 5, 2017 - Page 1
NORTH CENTRE TWP. — The couple who fought a proposed rodeo complex for over a year has dropped a lawsuit that had reached a state appellate court...
Published on February 4, 2017 - Page 1
STILLWATER — A man’s legs dangled out the driver’s-side window of his overturned pickup for more than a half hour after the pickup knocked down a...
Published on February 4, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A native of Syria, a woman who has lived much of her life in the Mideast, and a man with Syrian bloodlines were among about 300 who...
Published on February 4, 2017 - Page 1
TULSA, Okla. — A federal agency gave its final approval to the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline Friday, the same day the agency’s chairman...