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 December 6, 2017 - Page 1
HARRISBURG — A lawyer defending the owners of a large-scale hog farm in Salem Township compares the frequency and duration of the farm’s manure odors...
Published on December 6, 2017 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Heather Sharkuski arrived at the district judge’s office here Tuesday with $2,180 cash in hand — most of it in $100 bills — to repay the...
Published on December 4, 2017 - Page 1
SHENANDOAH — Retired Southern Columbia English teacher and longtime area football broadcaster Andy Ulicny received an unusual phone call a few months...
Published on November 29, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The town received approval Tuesday for $2 million more in state funding toward a $14 million floodwall expansion. And state Sen. John...
Published on November 25, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Despite having less than a month to prepare, volunteer organizers who revived the town’s Black Friday parade enlisted about 85 floats...
Published on November 24, 2017 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Ed Cope had his SUV only about two months when he discovered the wheel wells and rocker panel along the driver’s side were caked...
Published on November 21, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg school officials promised a crowd of about 50 parents Monday night they would “lock down” the high school today and Wednesday...
Published on November 19, 2017 - Page 1
ALMEDIA — Before tearing down dilapidated buildings contaminated with radioactive chemicals at the Safety Light Superfund site, workers repaired some...
Published on November 18, 2017 - Page 1
ESPY — A minivan drifted across Route 11 Friday and crashed head-on into the cab of a tractor-trailer. Nancy Leighow’s navy Honda Odyssey van struck...
Published on November 17, 2017 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Columbia County property tax bills will rise by 6.4 percent in 2018 so the county can plug a $600,000 budget hole. The county...