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Goodyear Blimp passes through region

May 25, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN — Many area residents were surprised Friday afternoon to see the Goodyear Blimp flying low over the Mid-Ohio Valley. “It came through at the airport about 12:30 p.m....

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May-25-13 10:52 AM

The Goodyear Blimp participated in the early Parkersburg Homecoming events for at least a couple of years in the mid 80s. Not sure of the years. I remember working in the yard and hearing a quiet motorized hum. I looked up and there was the blimp right overhead.

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May-25-13 8:44 AM

Having retired from the Akron,OH area, the Blimps were a regular and welcome sight. Goodyear is now building 3 new ones to replace the aging fleet and they will be bigger and faster.

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