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    The members of the firm of O'Kane & Hoffman are publishers, of the Buckeye and proprietors of The Buckeye Press and job printing plant.

    The senior member of the firm, Walter Collins O'Kane, was born in Columbus, Ohio. His father is Henry O'Kane, secretary of the Franklin Insurance Company, of Columbus. Mr. O'Kane was educated in the public schools of Columbus, then spent one year in the high school of that city, and then entered the preparatory school of the Ohio State University, where he remained a student until he was graduated in the class of 1897. He was then employed on the local staff of the Columbus Evening Dispatch, until he volunteered, in June, 1898, in the Tenth Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers and served until March, 1899, as sergeant-major. On being mustered out, he was again employed on the local staff of the Columbus Evening Dispatch, until, in connection with Arthur S. Hoffman, he purchased The Buckeye of E. S. Williams & Company, in September, 1899.

    Arthur Sullivant Hoffman, the junior member of the firm, was born in Columbus, Ohio. His father was Judge Ripley C. Hoffman. He was educated in the Columbus schools and was graduated from the Columbus high school; also a graduate in the Ohio State University in the class of 1897. He then engaged in teaching, and for two years was teacher of English in the Coshocton high school. In September, 1899, with W. C. O'Kane, he purchased The Buckeye, published in Troy, Ohio.

    The young men composing the firm of O'Kane & Hoffman are well equipped by education and native ability to make a success in life in whatever avocation they choose to follow. They have chosen journalism, and in their hands "The Buckeye" has grown in popularity and is without question the leading weekly newspaper published in Miami county. The subscription list is continually increasing, and the business is prosperous. They are young men of good habits, honest, industrious and enthusiastically in love with their work, and each has a bright future before him.

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