Michael Lester
Reporter
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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 20, 2018 - Page 1
HARRISBURG — A lawyer defending owners of a Salem Township hog farm in a legal fight brought by neighbors argues the neighbors’ interpretation of the...
Published on May 18, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Eric Bower resigned Thursday as both mayor of Bloomsburg and as a state constable while he prepares to fight charges of patronizing a...
Published on May 17, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A long-stalled memorial honoring Columbia County’s military veterans that was first proposed in 2004 is moving again. The 11-member...
Published on May 17, 2018 - Page 1
HARRISBURG — Neighbors who have been fighting for years to shut down a controversial hog farm have taken their fight to Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court...
Published on May 16, 2018 - Page 6
STILLWATER — Darren Shaffer was driving a dump truck south on Route 487 during Wednesday’s destructive downpours when he spotted a tree beginning to...
Published on May 13, 2018 - Page 1
SUMMERHILL — Duncan Heidler was one excited 16-year-old when he passed his driver’s test on his second try in the summer of 2015. He returned home...
Published on May 12, 2018 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Long-time Geisinger executive Lynn Miller is haunted by an ugly memory: Years ago, when her brother was a patient in a New York hospital,...
Published on May 7, 2018 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A simple draw of two tablespoons of blood to explore patients’ genetic risks for disease may soon become as routine at Geisinger doctor’s...
Published on May 1, 2018 - Page 1
WILKES-BARRE — Sentenced as a teenager to life in prison for a double-murder, Kenneth Crawford on Monday was offered hope that he may one day walk...
Published on April 29, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County officials are miffed about a recently floated state order that would require all Pennsylvania counties to purchase...