The adoption of aggressive municipal annexation programs by many cities in Ohio has often resulted in controversy. This is especially true in the City of Akron where recent attempts to annex large sections of neighboring townships have met with strong resistance from residents. The animosity created by this issue has made cooperation between the city and the townships virtually impossible, resulting in both an ineffective government and an inefficient use of resources. To resolve this conflict, the parties have engaged in protracted legal battles which test recent statutory changes in the law of annexation in Ohio. The outcome of these cases may lead to significant developments in the legal arsenal of annexation opponents. This comment will examine policy considerations both supporting and opposing annexation as well as the statutory scheme for annexation in Ohio, placing special emphasis on recent court tests.
Essner, Howard S.
"Municipal Annexation in Ohio,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 14
, Article 6.
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