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 March 28, 2017 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. —Southern Columbia’s school board voted 6-3 Monday night to authorize nearly $6 million in renovation projects, including $927,000 for...
Published on March 25, 2017 - Page 1
FERNVILLE — Darl Venditti, 95, was visited recently by a landman representing the firm installing a natural gas pipeline through Columbia County. In...
Published on March 23, 2017 - Page 1
CLEVELAND TWP. — Teens scattered on foot — some losing their shoes while trying to run through deep snow — when police raided a booze party at a...
Published on March 19, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — PennDOT has ordered Catawissa to remove its nearly 10-year-old decorative green welcome signs at both ends of town. If the borough does...
Published on March 14, 2017 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Geisinger plans to soon open a “fresh food pharmacy” here to provide healthy meals to low-income patients with Type 2 diabetes. The...
Published on March 9, 2017 - Page 3
Mark Walberg looks at the vacant, fire-damaged former Northumberland County prison, and he sees a “castle.” Walberg, 60, of Sunbury recently placed...
Published on March 6, 2017 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — The Southern Columbia Area School District will seek the state’s blessing to increase its 2017-18 property tax rate by more than...
Published on March 5, 2017 - Page 1
BERWICK — Dana Race was relaxing outside his front door Saturday evening with a rum and Coke and a cigarette when a hurtling SUV came within inches...
Published on March 5, 2017 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — Jill Lashmett and Chris McCallum welcomed a crowd of over 75 to their farm Saturday and opened an anti-pipeline rally by asking for...
Published on March 3, 2017 - Page 3
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A study to consider if South Centre Township would be better served by public sewer will cost about a third of what the township’s...