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Enjoy "Antiques in the Woods" September 9 & 10

Now that we've all had our fix of crafts during the Shaker Woods Festival, it's time to switch gears and prepare for some serious antiquing at everyone's favorite wooded festival grounds! Antiques in the Woods promises to have no end of things to see and do during its spectacular two-day run on September 9-10.

July Housing Report: Seller's Market Continues

According to Realtor.com's July 2017 Housing Report, last month was marked by a continuation of elevated prices, fast selling times, and a lack of new inventory, all of which contributed to a strong seller's market both in Ohio and in the nation as a whole. Although these conditions make it a very favorable time to sell a home, they create considerable stress for buyers, particularly those looking to move into the low- to mid-range market.

You Might Want to Rethink Your Passwords

Everyone who has ever had to make an online account knows the struggle: you go to make a password, but the site has its own specific rules that make remembering the password impossible (things like upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters). Of course, you probably already have a password that fits most of these rules from a different account, so you alter it by a character or two and try every combination when you inevitably forget it. Add forced password changes into the mix and soon you find yourself lost in a sea of random letters and numbers. Now, the man who originally came up with this system for password security admits that we can be both more secure and more user friendly by making a simple change: use passphrases instead.