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 October 21, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Reflecting on his days as an elementary education major at Bloomsburg State College back in the 1970s, Congressman Lou Barletta compared...
Published on October 14, 2017 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — Longtime Millville-area farmer and former state Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Wolff is “fed up with partisan bickering and lack of...
Published on October 12, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A captain of Bloomsburg State Normal School’s football team in the 1920s, known on campus as “Fat,” doubled as both a steam-rolling...
Published on October 8, 2017 - Page 1
SHAMOKIN — Walt Everett walked into the state prison near here last Wednesday alongside his son’s murderer. He and Mike Carlucci, who did prison...
Published on October 7, 2017 - Page 1
DANVILLE — The owner of BJ’s Steak and Rib House has regretfully decided not to rebuild at the site of his fire-gutted building on Mill Street....
Published on October 4, 2017 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man bloodied by bullet wounds struggled on foot with the aid of a friend seeking help after being shot inside a vehicle near a church...
Published on October 1, 2017 - Page 1
SLABTOWN — J.C. Owens ripped apart a section of horsehair plaster wall inside a second-floor bedroom of an abandoned house and found a much different...
Published on September 29, 2017 - Page 1
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Geisinger CEO David Feinberg recalled breaking down in tears 25 years ago as a second-year psychiatry fellow sitting in on an...
Published on September 27, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A team of Berwick High School students has designed a solar-powered irrigation system that would rely on rainwater to feed the school’s...
Published on September 23, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — As Gene Stilp set a homemade Confederate-Nazi flag ablaze Friday morning, David McElwee stood outside the Columbia County courthouse...