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 February 16, 2019 - Page 1
CENTRALIA — A crew from the state Department of Environmental Protection on Friday began filling an estimated 100-foot sinkhole discovered last week...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 1
RIVERSIDE —Vicky Burnside says Raven, the paralyzed puppy she is fostering, is like an energetic 2-year-old toddler. When Burnside removes Raven’s...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 12
DANVILLE — Danville’s school board voted Wednesday night to pay a Philadelphia law firm up to $200 per hour to handle what the board’s usual lawyer...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — As a boy “raised by the Central Columbia school district,” it never occurred to Jeff Groshek he might one day become its top...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A statewide constable organization alleges Columbia County sheriff’s deputies illegally seized a constable’s gun when the constable...
Published on February 7, 2019 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — Homeowners in the Southern Columbia school district are facing at least a 3-percent property tax hike —possibly higher — for the 2019...
Published on January 29, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — A September state inspection at the Berwick Retirement Village revealed nursing home staff failed to administer a total of 67 medications...
Published on January 28, 2019 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Some 25 years ago, Sue and Len Rogutski were looking for something to spice up their young marriage. In their early 30s, the couple had...
Published on January 26, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — Berwick’s Holy Family School will close at the end of this school year due to declining enrollment and soaring debt of nearly $700,000....
Published on January 22, 2019 - Page 1
CLEVELAND TWP. — All three Columbia County commissioners plan to seek re-election in 2019, saying they still have work left undone. But both...