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Published: 3/16/2013


A final sendoff for Torio Health Club

Many attended an open house March 16 during a final sendoff for Dick Torio's Torio Health Club. The health club is closing after more than 50 years in Toledo. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

A few wrestling mats and medicine balls are all that remain at the old gym. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A few wrestling mats and medicine balls are all that remain at the old gym.
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Former University of Toledo wrestlers John Cowell, Archbold, left, and Tom Tolford, Swanton, page through scrap books near a drawing of a young Dick Torio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Former University of Toledo wrestlers John Cowell, Archbold, left, and Tom Tolford, Swanton, page through scrap books near a drawing ...
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Torio Health Club is closing after more than 50 years in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Torio Health Club is closing after more than 50 years in Toledo.
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Former University of Toledo wrestlers John Cowell, Archbold, left, and Tom Tolford, Swanton, page through scrap books near a drawing of a young Dick Torio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Former University of Toledo wrestlers John Cowell, Archbold, left, and Tom Tolford, Swanton, page through scrap books near a drawing ...
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Friends and family of  Dick Torio enjoy a final sendoff for Torio Health Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Friends and family of Dick Torio enjoy a final sendoff for Torio Health Club.
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Chuck Sallah, left, and Jerry Jaffe, right, pose for a photograph. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Chuck Sallah, left, and Jerry Jaffe, right, pose for a photograph.
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Dick Torio, left, jokes with Jon Richardson, Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dick Torio, left, jokes with Jon Richardson, Toledo.
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Stacks of before and after photos occupy a table as Dick Torio holds court during a final sendoff for his Torio Health Club. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Stacks of before and after photos occupy a table as Dick Torio holds court during a final sendoff for his Torio Health Club.
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Bob Businger, left, and Dick Torio reminisce as they look at photo of themselves and the rest of the 1949 YMCA weightlifting team. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bob Businger, left, and Dick Torio reminisce as they look at photo of themselves and the rest of the 1949 ...
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