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Recent articles by Mackenzi:

Drive-thru coronavirus testing coming to Bradfield Center

LIMA — Health Partners of Western Ohio is bringing community-wide coronavirus testing to Lima on June 1.The tests will be available to anyone in the → Read More

Workers susceptible to COVID-19 face tough choice between health, income

WAYNESFIELD — Wendy Winegardner was always a sickly child.She suffered from frequent bouts of respiratory ailments like bronchitis and strep throat. → Read More

Unemployment hits new highs in April

EAST LIBERTY — Some 7,200 people here in Logan County were out of work in April, a number that was bumped up considerably by Honda’s manufactur → Read More

Want to go back to the gym? Here’s what to expect in Ohio

LIMA — Group fitness classes are moving outdoors. Personal trainers are going digital. And fitness centers are rearranging their equipment or blockin → Read More

Churches accept change as public returns to services

LIMA — The hymnals are gone. The Holy Water fonts are empty. The collection plate has been replaced by a tithe deposit box. The pews are sanitized af → Read More

Alternatives to avoid quarantine fatigue

LIMA — Ohioans are tiring of quarantine, prompting a new emphasis on finding low-risk alternatives to staying home.Cellphone location data show Ohioa → Read More

Entrepreneurs launch ‘Build Up Lima’ virus response

LIMA — A group of Lima entrepreneurs are organizing to support one another and the community through their COVID-19 hardships.The group, known as Bui → Read More

DeWine urges Ohioans to wear masks, practice social distancing

LIMA — Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday warned that failure to comply with new coronavirus social norms — from wearing masks or cloth face coverings → Read More

Antibody testing now available in Lima

LIMA — Lima Memorial Health System is now testing individuals for the presence of Covid-19 antibodies — proteins in the blood that show the bod → Read More

Face coverings key to Ohio’s reopening

LIMA — Cloth face coverings are an increasingly important aspect of Ohio’s plan to reopen businesses safely, but that plan will largely depend → Read More

Fewer seats, more masks: Lima stores, restaurants getting ready to reopen

LIMA — Dennis Hefner won’t require customers to don a mask before entering Hefner’s TV. But he has ordered courtesy facial coverings to o → Read More

For rural health departments, medical students help build contact tracing network

KENTON — The Kenton Hardin Health Department quickly found itself overwhelmed when new coronavirus cases were first identified in Hardin County.With → Read More

New coronavirus cases are rising faster in rural America. Some raise concerns as Ohio allows business to restart.

LIMA — The novel coronavirus took longer to reach rural communities. But new COVID-19 cases and deaths are now rising faster in rural counties, a con → Read More

As business restarts in Ohio, some companies still waiting

BLUFFTON — Manufacturers, distributors, construction firms and general offices previously classified as non-essential were allowed to resume business → Read More

Hospitals get ready for elective surgeries

LIMA — For the first time in nearly six weeks, hospitals will resume elective surgeries that have been on hold to conserve personal protective equipm → Read More

Seibert wins five-way primary for Allen County commissioner

LIMA — A longtime public servant will represent the Republicans on the November ballot for Allen County commissioner, as Beth Seibert earned 59.84% o → Read More

Hospitals, factories gear up to reopen

LIMA — Ohio’s new workplace guidelines may not come as a surprise, but the staggered state-by-state approach to restarting the economy could co → Read More

New cases slow as state prepares for next step

LIMA — Ohio was bracing for a surge in new coronavirus cases that would have quickly overwhelmed hospitals by the end of April. But the surge was muc → Read More

Ohio unemployment update: weekly stimulus payments start, nearly 17% of state’s workforce now unemployed

LIMA — Nearly 1 million Ohioans have applied for unemployment benefits in the last five weeks, eclipsing the number of initial jobless claims filed i → Read More

Rapid COVID-19 testing now in Lima

LIMA — Same-day COVID-19 testing is now available in Lima, allowing patients who qualify for a test to get their results back sooner.Lima Memorial He → Read More