If you're looking for "everything local," Patch is the app for you. Local schools? Check. Breaking news? Check. Homes for sale? We've got those, too. You'll always be in touch with your town with the Patch app.

Check out these features:
• News and events for 1,200+ Patch Towns, with more towns added every month.
• Push notifications as important news breaks — you’ll be the first to get the scoop.
• Swipe left or right to view articles faster.
• Local weather forecasts and alerts — you'll never be caught without an umbrella or snow boots again.
• Find local events, jobs and announcements in your area.
• Get everything that is happening in your town in a one-scroll feed!
• Share stories to your Facebook friends or email/SMS to a friend!
• Patch also has fun iMessage animal stickers to share your emotions with your friends!
• Love an article? You can bookmark it to your phone to come back and read it later.
• Want to follow multiple towns? No problem, swipe left or right to navigate between your favorite Patch towns.

Our new Patch app delivers a beautiful browsing and reading experience for iOS users. Our pages load lightning fast. You'll never be kept waiting to see what's behind that headline. The sleek design provides an in-depth storytelling experience fueled by concise writing and rich imagery.

We're eager to hear your feedback and suggestions. How can we make the app even better? What features would you like to see? We aim to be the best news app in the country, and your ideas are crucial. Please email us at

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What’s New

Version 6.8

Check out some updates on what the Patch team has been doing, below!
• iOS 12 compatible.
• Added a NEW Patch Ticket Marketplace!
• Updated UI/UX.
• We fixed some bugs and performance issues.
• Don't forget that Patch has widgets to put your local news on your home screen, and iMessage animal emoticon stickers to share with your friends!
We welcome any additional feedback and suggestions that you may have. Contact us at at any time.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
962 Ratings
962 Ratings
Sunflower618 ,

EXcellent NEWS from all over the Pgh area

I’m new to the Pittsburgh Patch and live in Jefferson Hills area. I tried a few from the South Hills area and deleted the Apps, not living in those areas, the information wasn’t relevant to me.

I’m a member of the Carnegie Museum and I do go into Pittsburgh frequently and I like news of Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Patch seems to cover a wide range of information....very satisfied with the content. As far as I’m concerned it’s an excellent hidden news source.

rmeldrum ,

Another news app

Good for your local news

Ben Lomond Trails ,

Better than local newspapers

Great resource-local reporting done quickly


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Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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