Columbus Taxation

The young village was soon embroiled in a legal battle with neighboring Columbus.  The city regarded Bexley as annexed territory, refusing to acknowledged its incorporation, and sought to tax its residents accordingly.  Villagers protested and appointed Mayor Holtzman as an individual taxpayer to file an injunction suit.

Later in the proceedings, the village formally declared itself co-defendant and in the end won a favorable decision when the case reached the Ohio Supreme Court.