Fallen Fort Loramie Firefighter to Be Honored Sunday

Starting at this portion of State Route 705, the road in Fort Loramie will be named after fallen firefighter Michael J. Aselage, who died in 1975.
Staff Writer

A road dedication ceremony will be held in honor of Michael J. Aselage, a probationary firefighter with the Fort Loramie Community Fire Company who died while on duty in 1975.
The portion of State Route 705 from its intersection with Sawmill Road to its intersection with Eilerman Road in Shelby County will be designated as the “Michael J. Aselage Memorial Highway.”
The ceremony will take place at the Sawmill Drive sign location, weather permitting, on Sunday, April 22nd at 1 p.m. If raining, the ceremony will be held at the Fort Loramie Firehouse, located at 220 N. Main Street, Fort Loramie, Ohio 45845.

Aselage was killed on August 2, 1975 at the age of 24 when he was electrocuted by a fallen power line on St. Rt. 705. Aselage was directing traffic around the hazard as sheriff’s deputies were en route to the scene to provide assistance.

Aselage served in the United State Coast Guard for four years after graduating from Fort Loramie High School.