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ADDITION: Sellitti Realty is welcoming Katie Felton to the company’s sales team led by James J. Sellitti and Sheena Sellitti in Weirton.

Felton graduated from Madonna High School before obtaining a bachelor’s degree from West Liberty University.

She holds a real estate sales license in West Virginia and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, West Virginia Association of Realtors and Weirton Area Board of Realtors, as well as the NEOHREX Multi List Service.

To contact her, call (304) 670-1671.

WORKSHOP: An educational workshop entitled “Understanding Social Security” is set for Saturday at the Comfort Inn, 167 Amerihost Drive, Weirton.

A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., with the program getting under way at 9 a.m., and it will conclude at 10:30 a.m.

Hazlett, Burt and Watson advisers Josh Braunlich and Tom Pie’ will discuss Social Security basics, deciding when to collect, spousal benefits, survivor benefits, Social Secuirty statements and claining strategies.

For information or to RSVP by April 6, call (304) 233-3312 or e-mail mcordery@hazlettburt.com.

START UPS: The Small Business Development Center from Kent State University-Tuscarawas will hold a business start-up workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 16.

The workshop will be held at the Tolloty Technology Incubator, 1776 Tech Park Drive N.E., New Philadelphia.

Prospective new entrepreneurs will receive an overview of issues related to startintg and operating a business, including business and financial planning, market demand and financing.

The sessions have a $20 materials fee and registration must be made online at www.kent.edu/tusc/workshops. For information, contact Deanna Spencer at dmspence@kent.edu or call (330) 308-7522.

ON TIME:  U.S. airlines started the year showing a slight improvement in keeping flights on time.

The Transportation Department said Thursday that 79.6 percent of flights in January arrived within 14 minutes of schedule, compared with 76 percent in the same month last year.

But January’s performance was worse than December, when 80.3 percent of flights arrived on time.

Alaska Airlines posted the best on-time rating at 88.9 percent, while JetBlue Airways was last at 65.8 percent.

Airlines canceled 3 percent of domestic flights in January, up from 2 percent a year earlier and 1.2 percent in December.

The monthly Transportation Department report has been expanded to cover 18 airlines including several smaller ones such as Allegiant Air.

Video games: A touring exhibition that explores the evolution of video games and features more than 100 playable games has landed in Philadelphia.

“Game Masters “ opened Saturday at The Franklin Institute and runs through Sept. 3.

The exhibition is divided into sections that explore legendary arcade games, leading contemporary designers and the work of independent designers.

It includes a selection of 20 classic and still-playable arcade machines from the 1970s and 1980s.

But because of licensing issues, there are no Nintendo titles.

“Game Masters” was created by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The Franklin Institute has added space for special programming on topics including coding and robotics.

From staff and wire reports

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