Daily Paper May Acquire Columbus Alive

august 31, 2005  11:02 am
The Columbus Dispatch reports today that its publisher, Dispatch Printing Company, has signed an option to purchase Columbus Alive's name, logo and Web site, along with the weekly's advertising contracts and some of its office equipment. According to the report, Dispatch Printing will evaluate the AAN-member paper's operations and "barring the unforeseen," complete the purchase before the option lapses on Dec. 1. Dispatch Printing says it plans to build on Alive's most popular sections, columns and features, and the alt-weekly's 12 current employees will have an opportunity to apply for positions with the new owner. (The full report is available online only to Dispatch subscribers.)