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BUSINESS UPDATES | Boetcher achieves workers’ compensation specialist designation

Among today's business updates: Full Swing Golf Simulator Lounge; Burgan Real Estate; Mahoning County Career and Technical Center; Mahoning Valley Safety Council; and AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

YOUNGSTOWN — Martin J. Boetcher, a partner at Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd., recently achieved board certification by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in workers’ compensation law.

Boetcher’s practice includes representing employers and companies involved in workers’ compensation and employment matters. He also represents companies and private and public organizations in other legal matters.

“This certification is a mark of excellence in this field and a distinguishing accomplishment,” Kevin P. Murphy, chair of HHM’s management committee, said in a news release. “It reflects Marty’s expertise and strong commitment to meet the highest standards possible. The requirements for this designation are extremely stringent, and only a small percentage of lawyers who practice workers’ comp law achieve it.”

Boetcher has practiced law for more than 30 years with HHM and its predecessor firms. In addition to specializing in workers’ compensation law, he represents employers in many facets of employment dispute, including civil lawsuits, wrongful discharge claims, retaliation claims, discrimination claims and other day-to-day issues dealing with company policies. His work with workers’ compensation claims covers both self-insured and state fund employers. 

Boetcher received his juris doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law. He is a member of the state bar association’s Labor and Employment and Workers’ Compensation sections. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from The Ohio State University.

Grand-opening celebration set
for Full Swing Golf Simulator Lounge

CANFIELD — Waypoint 4180 and CTW Development Corp. are celebrating the grand opening of the Full Swing Golf Simulator Lounge at Waypoint 4180 at 1 p.m. today. 

The new simulator lounge has three Full Swing Pro Series golf simulators that feature more than 80 iconic championship courses on the PGA Tour and TPC network.  

The simulators allow golfers to improve their game with features such as real-time feedback and accurate club and ball data. Practice on the Full Swing simulators also can be customized by adjusting wind speed, target greens and adding buckets to improve a short game. 

“It’s an exciting opportunity. Now area golfers aren’t limited to only nice days to hit the links. Whether it’s too cold out, snowy, rainy or even extremely hot outside, every day is a great day for golf indoors at Waypoint 4180,” Nancy Sullivan, Waypoint 4180 executive director of sales and marketing, said in a news release.  

The Simulator Lounge at Waypoint 4180 also features a full bar, specialty food menu, putting green and socially distanced seating arrangements. Tee times for the Full Swing simulators can be scheduled by calling 330-286-3870 or 330-533-8733, ext. 3. 

For more information, call 330-533-6692 or visit Waypoint 4180’s website.

Carrie Gedeon joins
Burgan Real Estate team

CANFIELD — Carrie Gedeon of Warren is the first Realtor to join the Burgan Real Estate team in 2021.

“As we begin 2021, we have many exciting announcements happening in the new year, and there is no better way to kick it off than announcing the latest addition to our team in Carrie Gedeon,” Patrick Burgan, co-owner and broker at Burgan Real Estate, said in a news release. “We are excited to have her as the latest member of the Burgan Bunch and the first of the new year.”

“Once I saw how Burgan Real Estate approached helping people buy or sell their home, I knew that this was not just a job for me, but a career I could excel at and make the lives of people better,” Gedeon said. “I have always been a shoulder people can trust to lean on, and now I can provide this to them as I guide them to their new home.”

MCCTC enrollment open
for 2021-22 school year

CANFIELD — Enrollment is open for incoming 11th-grade students interested in applying to the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center for the 2021-22 school year.  

Many of the center’s 22 programs are geared toward students who are interested in getting a job right out of high school, while other programs are focused on getting students prepared to go to college. 

For a private tour, call Jessica Cene at 330-729-4000, ext. 1214. To apply online, click here.

Holmes, DeAcentis
to discuss job safety

YOUNGSTOWN — Mike Holmes Jr. and Tony DeAcentis will be featured during a Mahoning Valley Safety Council webinar at 11 a.m. Jan. 13.

During the prerecorded discussion, Holmes and DeAcentis will talk about insights and lessons learned regarding job site safety, the importance of on-the-job safety training and ideas on how to raise the bar on job site safety.

Holmes is a professional contractor, HGTV television host, public speaker, educator and healthy home advocate. DeAcentis is CEO and co-founder of Ving, a safety training and compliance monitoring platform.

Gasoline prices down
6 cents in Northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN — The average price for gasoline across Northeast Ohio is 6 cents lower this week at $2.16 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

The average price for unleaded self-service gasoline in the Youngstown area is $2.10 per gallon.

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