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A special election is set for June 2 on the issue of a 1-cent sales tax to help fund economic development, city services and more. The proposed tax would replace an existing half-cent sales tax set to expire. Would you support this effort?

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Some stories warrant more than just writing. They call for photos, audio and video. This page is a compilation of many of those stories. It's an interactive look at stories you've read in your print edition of The Herald. It's a fresh perspective on important issues in Ottawa and Franklin County. It's a glimpse into the lives of people you know — and some you don't. It's a way to hear, read and interact with a story in a whole new way.


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Eisenhower Elementary closed its doors to students May 19, 2011. The 41-year-old school soon will become offices for district administration. But students and teachers who love the school leave with fond memories.

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A local group, Professionals Helping Children, recently renovated the home of Madi Smith, 8, Pomona. Smith has been diagnosed with a rare, slow-growing tumor.

Faces of Faith

Local youth share their thoughts on religion.

Election 2011

Election day 2011 is looming. Seven people are vying for spots on both the Ottawa School Board and Ottawa City Commission.

George P. Washburn

A look into the life of Ottawa's most famous architect — George P. Washburn