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 August 24, 2016 - Page 1
BENTON — Borough council voted last month to hire James M. Shaw Jr. as a part-time police officer, one year after the former Berwick patrolman...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 3
Organizers of Community Days in Benton Park announced last week that this year’s third annual event, scheduled for Sept. 17, has been canceled....
Published on August 21, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — By John Golomb’s count, he’s spent the equivalent of over one full work day making about a dozen phone calls to Verizon to clear up a...
Published on August 19, 2016 - Page 1
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $3 million to a Shickshinny-area woman seriously hurt in a 2013 Greyhound bus crash on Interstate...
Published on August 17, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — Testifying under oath Tuesday with complaints against outdoor music at Berwick Brewing, Jacob Shaffer began reciting an excerpt from the...
Published on August 16, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —The Bloomsburg school board has finally ended its long search for a new superintendent, hiring a New York native who says he was the...
Published on August 11, 2016 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — The firms collaborating to build a $1 billion natural gas power plant outside Berwick say they’ll donate over $800,000 for community...
Published on August 9, 2016 - Page 3
Retired history professor J. Wilson Ferguson will discuss the local history of the Civilian Conservation Corps as guest speaker at the next...
Published on August 7, 2016 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — For the second consecutive Saturday, a masked man robbed the Food Express convenience store on East Fifth St., making off with cash and...
Published on August 7, 2016 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Karen Hull was perplexed and a bit annoyed when Geisinger’s billing department asked her for what amounted to a $100 down payment on her...