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Initially a weekly, the ''Westbote'' was eventually issued in semiweekly, daily, and Sunday editions as well. In 1903, ''Der Tägliche Westbote'' (“Daily Western Messenger”) merged with its Republican competitor ''Tägliche Columbus Express'' (“Daily Columbus Express”) to form ''Express und Westbote'', although both papers continued to print separate editions on a weekly or semiweekly basis. During the First World War, anti-German sentiment grew in Columbus and other cities with large German populations. As a result, by 1918, all editions of the ''Westbote'' and ''Express'' had ceased publication.
Parts of this newspaper have been digitized and are available for research via [http://www.ohiomemory.org/ Ohio Memory]: [http://cdm16007.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16007coll43 Westbote, 1843-1862].