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 May 26, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A state law being proposed to put tighter financial restrictions on borough-owned electric companies like Catawissa’s would be crippling...
Published on May 25, 2017 - Page 3
CATAWISSA — The borough’s green gateway welcome signs at both ends of town aren’t going anywhere after all. A PennDOT spokesman confirmed this week...
Published on May 20, 2017 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — The state has approved Southern Columbia school district’s request to raise property tax rates by more than double what inflation...
Published on May 19, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — When police raided an underage beer party hosted by a Southern Columbia teen, they found a beer pong game set up, a beer bong funnel,...
Published on May 18, 2017 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System formally announced intentions Wednesday to take over management of financially ailing Jersey Shore Hospital, one...
Published on May 16, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Richard Brassard served the Navy for 29 years, many of them overlapping with his career of 23 years as a federal prison corrections...
Published on May 13, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Several Southern Columbia teenagers who were cited for underage drinking at a party in March learned a costly lesson that set each of...
Published on May 11, 2017 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System and Pittsburgh-based insurance giant Highmark plan to join forces to build a medical campus in Montoursville,...
Published on May 11, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg teen lay face down on Seventh Street yelling for help early Wednesday — his Subaru on fire — after his car struck and...
Published on May 5, 2017 - Page 1
ELYSBURG — Ralpho Township’s three-man zoning board voted unanimously Thursday night to allow construction of a 90-foot cellphone tower on the...