Michael Lester
Southside 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.

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Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Catawissa borough council will consider an electric rate hike to plug a projected $100,000 hole in the borough’s 2020 budget. The...
Published on November 15, 2019 - Page 1
The story of Frank Spencer’s 2012 execution-style murder will go national Saturday night, told by his friends, family and those who prosecuted the...
Published on November 14, 2019 - Page 1
VALLEY TWP. — The township supervisors formally voted Wednesday night to take the next step toward condemning the abandoned former Days Inn at the...
Published on November 10, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Twenty-five years ago, Columbia County taxpayers paid $36,200 for a modest, white, one-story, two-bedroom home along East Seventh Street...
Published on November 9, 2019 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Geisinger infection control investigators have pinpointed the source of bacteria linked to the deaths of three premature babies in...
Published on November 8, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Voters in Columbia County will be casting ballots using new touch-screen voting machines that produce a paper record during the April 28...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — In a split decision, Southern Columbia Area School District voters selected three newcomers and two incumbents to its nine-member school...
Published on November 6, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A trio of incumbent commissioners will return to the courthouse to serve a third term together leading Columbia County. Republicans...
Published on November 5, 2019 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — Jury selection began Monday for a man accused of luring, kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl from suburban Philadelphia in his...
Published on November 4, 2019 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP — Southern Columbia’s nine-member school board will swear in at least three — and as many as five — new non-paid directors in 2020 to...