Frentzel said Routson has been “a great asset” to the city and its residents .
Frentzel said he’s in contact with the city law director who will advise council how to proceed to find a short-term replacement.
Routson graduated from Lemon-Monroe High School in 1969 and served in the Ohio National Guard from 1970-76.
He was a volunteer firefighter for the Monroe Fire Department from 1969-1993 and a Monroe police officer from 1985-98.
He retired from Worthington Steel after 29 years and works for the Butler County Auditor’s Office. He and his wife of 46 years, Jenny, have six children and 16 grandchildren.