By Kristin Bednarski
Union Township trustees and officials thanked Clermont County Prosecutor Donald White for his service to the county and township during their meeting Dec. 13, and declared December 31, 2012 as Don White Day.
“This board wanted to formally recognize Don,” Trustee Tim Donnellon said.
Donnellon said White has always worked to do what is best for the county and township since he took office in 1988.
During his time as prosecutor, White has worked on many cases in Union Township.
Some of his most recent cases in the township include the case against owners of Deja Vu Showgirls, a strip club that closed in Union Township after an investigation led to sex charges, and a case against former Union Township administrator Carl “Doug” Walker, who faced a slew of charges stemming from his time at the township.
Donnellon read a proclamation to designate Dec. 31 as Don White Day in the township.
He said White is one of the best prosecutors in the state, has been recognized by the state, has participated in many leadership roles, and has served on countless committees.
“This board would personally like to thank Don White for his service to the county, specifically Union Township,” Donnellon said.
White thanked trustees for recognizing him and said it was an honor to work with them and other Union Township officials over the years.
White said aside from marrying his wife, his greatest honor was being elected as prosecutor in 1988.
“One of the greatest honors of all was working with you guys,” White told board members. “You all aren’t afraid to do the things necessary to make things better.”
White has been the prosecutor for the county for 24 years. He was re-elected in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.
White was defeated by his opponent Vince Faris in the 2012 March primary election. Faris was elected to the position of prosecutor in the November general election and will take office in January.