The Columbus Dispatch app is your link to Ohio's best digital news source, with breaking news, the latest scores and comprehensive coverage of central Ohio. Follow the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Columbus Blue Jackets and other top sports teams. Find the stories, photos and videos you want, anywhere you go, and share your favorite content by Facebook, Twitter and email.

The Columbus Dispatch app is free to download, and all users can access a sampling of articles per month. Subscribers get full access to all content in-app, plus unlimited access to and the electronic replica of the newspaper with a digital subscription.

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What’s New

Version 5.6

Updated to comply with Apple data and privacy guidelines.

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
66 Ratings
66 Ratings
Quantumpanda ,

Blame Gatehouse Media for the problems

Gatehouse Media is the worst thing that ever happened to The Columbus Dispatch. Editorially and journalistically, it’s still a great paper, but both the print and electronic versions have suffered from disastrous technical problems since the acquisition. Add to that the abysmal customer service department—you can’t even call and talk to a representative after noon (!)—and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify continuing my subscription. If it weren’t the only viable source for local news in Columbus (the TV stations’ web coverage is even spottier than their broadcasts), I’d have dropped my subscription long ago.

1945Bob ,

Improved over the former Dispatch

We both like to read the Dispatch, and have a daily print subscription. We read it daily online when on our world travels. The new management is more willing to issue forceful editorials (though the editorial cartoons at times are inconsistent). I’d rather not get $9 deducted from my subscription length for special sections, but overall feel I get good value for the cost. They hold local politicians’ feet to the fire for users like charter school scandals.

Anonymous1000001 ,

Worthless and Frustrating

My login that I have had for a while doesn’t register my subscription that I have had for multiple years and the app jumps just when I find a story to read. Based on other reviews I have read I don’t understand why these issues haven’t been fixed! The monthly subscription is a lot of money and I can’t even get my paper delivered around the same time consistently. I get more emails saying my paper may be late when no major story is pending. Get your act together or sell the paper to a company that cares about their customer!!


GateHouse Media, Inc.
49.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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