A4 Top 10: Our most read articles of 2022

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 17: General view as the Michigan Wolverines kick off to the Michigan State Spartans during the first quarter of the college football game at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Christian Petersen, 2015 Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR – Believe it or not, this year has almost come to a close.

2022 wasn’t a cakewalk but did have some really good moments, and a lot of newsworthy ones. We combed through our archives of this past year to see which articles our readers interacted with the most.

Here are our top 10 most-read stories of 2022:

1. ‘Unsafe for human occupancy’: bd’s Mongolian Grill in Ann Arbor closed after 28 years

From May: Tree Town lost another long-time resident restaurant this year.

bd’s Mongolian Grill, which has operated for 28 years in Ann Arbor., was closed on May 19. A note left by a building inspector cited unsafe conditions.

A statement from the brands said that the restaurant “couldn’t come to terms with the landlord” regarding structural issues with the building. Read more here.

2. Loss to Michigan football still causing complete meltdown within Ohio State fan base

From December: It’s just smack talk, folks. Calm down!

Football was BIG this year. With the Wolverines stomping all over their opponents, a lot of our readers were hungry for Go Blue news, and a lot of rival fans weren’t happy.

Two weeks after this year’s U-M vs Ohio State game, comments made by some Wolverines at the Heisman Trophy ceremony caused Ohio State fans to go into meltdown mode. See what was said here.

3. 1 of Michigan football’s ‘weak’ non-conference foes exposing that scheduling narrative as overblown

From November: I don’t know anything about football, but Derick does and he had some thoughts on comments around the Wolverine’s off-conference game schedule.

But so did a lot of Wolverines fans, especially after the season’s first CFP rankings were released. Take a look.

4. Northern Michigan passenger rail plan, from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, one step closer to reality

From August: All aboard! An Ann Arbor-Traverse City passenger railway got one step closer to being realized this year.

United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that project partners would be awarded $1.3 million to advance their planning study on the new railroad route. Check out maps of potential stops.

5. Michigan football fans: JJ McCarthy deserves to start, but Cade McNamara deserves your respect

From September: Like I said, the football rivalry was intense this year and people had A LOT of opinions.

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara received boos after unsuccessfully trying to gain ground during a mid-September game. See what happened.

6. Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh reportedly playing hardball on Black Monday

From January: Long before the ‘22 game season kicked off rumors started circulating that Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh might be tempted away from the Ann Arbor-based team.

Some said that he was entertaining offers from NFL teams, while others were certain of his maize-and-blue spirit. Here’s what they were saying.

7. 13 reasons why the state of Michigan is better than Ohio

From November: Michigan is better than Ohio. Enough said.

However, if you really need some reasons as to why the Mitten state beats the Buckeye state in every way, Ken has 13 of them. Check them all out here.

8.’Gemon was punched, Ja’Den was trying to help’: Jim Harbaugh talks ‘sickening’ Michigan-MSU incident

From October: Right after the end of the U-M-MSU game, video started circulated of altercations between players of both teams.

Players, fans and coaches had a lot to say about the event, which ended up resulting in criminal charges for some MSU players. Here’s what coach Jim Harbaugh had to say.

9. University of Michigan Board votes to remove Dr. Mark Schlissel as president after probe

From January: “It is with great disappointment that we announce that the University of Michigan Board of Regents has removed Dr. Mark Schlissel as President of the University of Michigan, effective immediately,” said a statement by the Board after a probe into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a University employee.

Read the Board’s full statement on the incident here.

10. Man accused of planting cameras in bathrooms in Ann Arbor arrested: Here’s the list of locations

From September: A serial Peeping Tom was arrested (again) and accused of planting cameras in bathrooms around Ann Arbor including at Gallup Park, Hampton Inn, Wyndham Garden, two stores in Briarwood Mall and three coffee shops.

The man had previously been released in January after being imprisoned for similar crimes. Here’s what we learned.


About the Author:

Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.