Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch

By GateHouse Media, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-01-13
  • Current Version: 5.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 47.03 MB
  • Developer: GateHouse Media, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 361 Ratings


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 app is free to download, and all users can access a sampling of articles per month. For unlimited digital access, users can choose either a monthly or annual auto-renewing subscription. Subscribers get full access to all content in-app, plus unlimited Dispatch web and e-edition access. New monthly subscribers receive unlimited digital access for just 99¢ for the first month,* charged to the subscriber’s iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will renew automatically each month after for $7.99, charged within 24 hours prior to the end of the current monthly period. Annual subscribers receive unlimited digital access for $39.99 per year, charged to the subscriber’s iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription will automatically renew each year after for $39.99, charged within the 24 hours prior to the end of the current annual period. All subscriptions can be managed through the subscriber’s iTunes account settings anytime after purchase. Subscriptions must be cancelled at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period to avoid the automatic renewal charge. Privacy Policy: Terms of Service: Questions Concerns? Please contact us at or call 844-305-6985. We respond to every inquiry. * Promotional offer for new subscribers only. Smartphone and tablet apps are not supported on all devices. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars. Other restrictions apply.



  • Worst App

    By jstevenmartin
    The Dispatch app is the worst I’ve ever used. I have to delete and re-install it every time I use it. Why won’t you do something about this? I’m almost done with you.
  • Lack Of Search Featute A Downer

    By TipAndRing
    This app has to be the Very worst news app: Even though I am a subscriber, I constantly have to log in again, being told that I have read all of my free articles. This happens with the app and with an online (web) login. I imagine this is, at least in part, one of reasons for the low rating on this app. This is in spite of the fact that it was claimed to have been fixed 3 months ago.
  • Unable to log in

    By Jmcgurer
    I’m sure that the cost of my subscription includes the e-edition which is IMPOSSIBLE to access. Password resets are IMPOSSIBLE. Fix this.
  • Worst app ever

    By deanh54
    I have trouble opening this app every month right after they transfer my payment. I have to either call or reinstall the app then they make you pay extra for Buckeye sports coverage.
  • Poor application

    By columbus dispatch reader
    Ads cause the articles to jump as you scroll causing you to repeatedly lose place. The login expires every month or so and you have to delete the app completely from your mobile device and reinstall and enter login credentials. Very poor app in general.
  • Terrible interface and no search

    By SCLEV99
    How does an app like this not have a search?
  • Rip off!!!

    By DrTTurp
    I paid for a one year subscription, and the app doesn’t recognize it. It keeps asking me to pay for another subscription!
  • Horrible App, Bad Stories

    By AstroGirlBunny
    I downloaded the app but there was no search feature. First fail. I finally found the article I was looking for. It was utterly useless and misleading as it provided less than nothing. Second fail. I would imagine the paper itself is not doing well. The app alone is not great. But bad material just makes this a total fail on every level. Who puts the title "Stargazing apps can help bring the universe to your smartphone" then tells the reader to go into the Google search engine and do a search on "stargazing apps". I'm an astronomer and know this isn't even helpful advice to the average person. The rest of the article was no better. The writer was beyond lazy. But I give this app four stars because it has no search feature, no Science section, no ability to comment on articles, and overall a very crappy app.
  • Worst News App

    By ABCThree Little Ladies
    This app is awful. Constantly have to enter my username and password. The Latest Headlines jumps around more than House of Pain Jump Around. The e-edition always crashes. For those who want news electronically, don’t come here. A rating of one star is a gift. When you can read them, the articles are great to read.
  • I pay for digital subscription but no app access

    By td614
    As the title says. I now have to pay over $90 a yr MORE for app only access only?!? The news isn’t worth it. DL the nbc4i app instead, free and better news. Print is dead and the Dispatch is proving the theory.