In East Palestine, Ohio.

In Celina, Ohio

I would like to know more about this character and his flying machine.

Turns out this guy was Augustus Roy Knabenshue. He was the first person to pilot a lighter than air craft in the United States.  It is not surprising he made the rounds in Ohio because he grew up in Lancaster Ohio.

From the wikipedia article:

 

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