Some of the biggest cheers of the final night of the Republican National Convention were produced for Mike Eruzione, proving that his exploits in Olympics 32 years ago are still well remembered.
Here's what Blade columnist Dave Hackenberg said in a column May 5, 2010:
Before Eruzione was a national hero he was a local hero, and the locality was Toledo, where he returns tomorrow night as guest speaker for the Italian-American Sports Club's annual scholarship dinner at the SeaGate Centre.
"I always love going back to Toledo," [Eruzione] said. "I was treated so well there as a player. It's a part of my life that I always feel fortunate to look back on."