2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the global coronavirus pandemic and a year that people couldn't wait to end. The virus was the year's No. 1 story. Other local stories making the Top 10 included a spike in local activism, a struggling economy hobbled by the pandemic, a massive home explosion and a bizarre murder case that saw two Fort Recovery softball coaches and a former student arrested.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyday life in Mercer and Auglaize counties for the past 10 months since it made its way to Ohio. [More