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LaPerla issues recall
LaPerla Tortilla Factory of Toledo is voluntarily recalling its Oasis Thin and Crunchy Sea Salt Hommus Crisps, packaged in 6-ounce bags, due to an undeclared sesame allergen. The recall has been initiated due to the ingredient label not stating the sesame allergen.
The product has a use-by date of Dec. 21, 2023 and was shipped to and then distributed by Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine, located at 1520 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo.
The issue was discovered during a routine inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. There have been no reports of illness involving the product addressed in this recall, however, people who have a sesame allergy or severe sensitivity to sesame run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Individuals exhibiting signs or symptoms of food borne illness or allergies should contact a physician immediately.
Customers with a sesame allergy who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Santiago Martinez Sr. at 419-534-2074.

Cruise-in rescheduled
Due to weather concerns, the Transportation programs at Penta Career Center rescheduled their 12th Annual Cruise-In Car Show to Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on the Penta campus, 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg. The show was originally planned for Sept. 27.
All types of vehicles and motorcycles are invited to participate. Vehicle owners are admitted free of charge with the donation of a non-perishable food item or a personal hygiene item. Items collected will be donated to local charities to help families in need.
Awards will be presented to vehicle owners in the following categories – Penta Alumni, Superintendent’s Choice and Best Motorcycle. The event will also include music, door prizes, kids’ activities, food trucks and more.
For more information, call 419-666-1120, ext. 1428, or email

Nominations sought
The Alumni Association of Morrison R. Waite High School is currently seeking nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award. This year’s recipients will be recognized at the 60th Purple and Gold Celebration which will be held April 13, 2024.
The award, established in 1981, recognizes Waite High School graduates who have maintained alumni status for the last 10 years, who have excelled in their fields of employment, and who have gone above and beyond leading and serving their community and country.
To make a nomination, call 419-697-1949 or email The deadline to submit a completed nomination form is Thursday, Nov. 1.

Yellow jacket
nests wanted
An entomologist who collects bee venom for immunology programs is now focusing on yellow jackets that construct in-ground nests.
Russell Lamp, of Curtice, is again offering to remove yellow jacket nests for free if the nests haven’t been sprayed or tampered with.
Lamp said he is offering the free removal for in-ground active nests only, but not for nests in buildings.
An active nest will have 75-100 yellow jackets leaving or entering per minute, he said.
Of the 10 or so varieties of yellow jackets found in Ohio, Lamp is focusing on collecting three.
He’s wrapping up collecting hornet nests for the season.
The collected venom is used in the formula for a desensitizing agent for people before being stung.
To contact Lamp call 419-836-3710.

PERI meeting
Public Employees Retirement Inc. Chapter 82, Ottawa County District 1, will meet Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Ottawa County Community Resource Center, 8043 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor.
There will be an overview of the recent state meeting and a review of legislation information that could impact retirement income.
The meeting is open to all PERI members, pre OPERS, and OPERS retirees of Ottawa and surrounding counties.

Public Forum
The Oregon Conservative Club is sponsoring a Jerusalem Township Trustee forum for Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Jerusalem Township Fire Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice. Candidates for trustee in the November election include Joe Verb, Alex Lytten and Ron Sheahan. They are vying for the seat of Trustee Mark Sattler, who decided not to run for re-election. The forum is open to the public. Come meet and get to know your candidates. Moderator will be Tom Waniewski. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Medicare info events
Mercy Health is hosting two educational events for Medicare beneficiaries. Payer representatives may also be available to answer beneficiary-initiated questions pertaining to Medicare Advantage plans.
There will be an educational event on Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mercy Health-St. Anne Hospital Conference Center.
Another event will be held on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mercy Health-St. Luke’s medical campus auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee.
Light refreshments will be served.
Registration is required for both events.
Screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol will also be at the events.
The Mobile Mammography Unit will be conducting Mammograms (health insurance will be billed) on Oct. 10 in the St. Luke’s parking lot from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Erica Blake at 419-261-8676.


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