"Petition asks Obama to give Toledo back to Michigan. By The Detroit News, Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Michigan-Ohio War is far from over — and it has nothing to do with college football.
Kyle B. of Toledo on Thursday launched a drive at the White House's website for citizen petitions that enjoins President Barack Obama to return Toledo, Ohio, to the state of Michigan.
Michigan lost the border city to Ohio in the Toledo War from 1835-36. In exchange, Congress gave Michigan the Upper Peninsula.
The petition says the city was "wrongfully taken" and asks Obama to issue an executive order that would also require Ohio to pay Michigan $10 trillion in compensatory and punitive damages "for the illegal occupation that has caused the citizens of the State of Michigan to suffer extreme emotional distress in knowing that their brethren were subjugated by the City of Toledo government."
Just three people have signed the return Toledo petition at the "We The People" website, set up by the White House. Petitions that get 25,000 signatures will be reviewed by White House officials, who will issue a response.
Since Obama's re-election, people have created petitions seeking permission for every state to secede from the union and govern themselves. A petition seeking Michigan's secession has garnered 17,994 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.
The Toledo petition can be found at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/give-toledo-ohio-state-michigan/0cvjC4fn."