The top 10 Dayton.com stories in 2016

Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks was at Wright State University to dedicate the brand new Tom Hanks Center of Motion Pictures on April 19, 2016. The actor is also a director and producer. His film production company, Playtone, is collaborating with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough on an HBO miniseries based on McCullough's New York Times No. 1 bestseller, "The Wright Brothers."

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Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks was at Wright State University to dedicate the brand new Tom Hanks Center of Motion Pictures on April 19, 2016. The actor is also a director and producer. His film production company, Playtone, is collaborating with two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough on an HBO miniseries based on McCullough's New York Times No. 1 bestseller, "The Wright Brothers."

By all accounts, 2016 was quite a year.

Here are Dayton.com’s top stories from the year (measured by the most site traffic, for those of you curious about our methodology).

10.) New bar in Kettering to specialize in board games, craft beer

A bar called "D20: A Bar with Characters," which offers board games and table-top gaming to accompany drinks, opened in Kettering on Monday, Dec. 19.

9.) Where can you volunteer in Dayton? A guide

Here's a guide to volunteer opportunities in the Dayton region. Want to be added? Send your info to contact@dayton.com

8.) 6 hidden playgrounds to explore this summer in Dayton

The Miami Valley is full of great playgrounds and parks for kids of all ages and abilities beyond the big names and central locations. Here are 6 parks just a smidge off the beaten path.

7.) The best patios in Dayton

This is pretty self-explanatory: people love to eat and drink outside when the weather’s nice. Here are some of the best spots to do so.

6.) Dayton newborn gets first shampoo; goes viral

If this doesn’t make you say “awww,” you have no soul. This Dayton baby is already an Internet sensation, and she had to do was get her hair washed by a hospital nurse.

5.) This is definitely the craziest playground slide in Dayton

It’s an unexpected location, too. Be sure to put it on your summer 2017 bucket list.

4.) Dayton woman on MTV's 'Catfish'

Dayton was caught in MTV's 'Catfish' net when the TV show came to town to film segments for an episode.

3.) Tom Hanks gives Dayton, Wright State shout-out on Stephen Colbert

Thanks to Tom Hanks for a whole lot of local love this year.

2.) Tanks Bar & Grill owner dies

Dan “Tank” Tankersley, the iconic owner of Tank's Bar and Grill, passed away in March of this year. He had been involved with local restaurants in one way or another since 1967 when he worked as a busboy at the Colony Club on South Dixie.

1.) Dayton Police Dept. tweets statement about fake Limp Bizkit concert 

This year’s epic troll got so out of hand, the Dayton Police Department was sending out tweets about it. Good times.

BONUS: Dayton is getting its first 'catfe'

Because hello, CATS. Who doesn’t love cats?

What was your favorite Dayton.com story in 2016? Drop us a line and let us know: contact@dayton.com.

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