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Mark Sweetwood

Mark Sweetwood

Mark Sweetwood has spent 37 years working in the local news business. For more than a decade, he served as managing editor of The Vindicator. During that time, the Vindy staff was honored with many accolades including two first place general excellence awards as well as the coveted First Amendment Award from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors. In addition to working with us, Mark teaches journalism at Youngstown State University.

Recent Work by Mark

Your Morning Matters: We have a lot of congratulations to share

Your Morning Matters: We have a lot of congratulations to share

Incumbent Jamael Tito Brown on Tuesday won the Democratic primary for Youngstown mayor, according to unofficial election results.
Your Morning Matters: Calling all lab rats!

Your Morning Matters: Calling all lab rats!

Reporter Jess Hardin takes a closer look at trends in the Valley — and what she found is not exactly uplifting.
Your Morning Matters: A few more words about support

Your Morning Matters: A few more words about support

We have two interesting COVID-19 reports today.
Your Morning Matters: April in Youngstown

Your Morning Matters: April in Youngstown

Youngstown could face an approximate $700,000 federal penalty.
Your Morning Matters: Recalling the Children of Chernobyl

Your Morning Matters: Recalling the Children of Chernobyl

Ohio's COVID-19 cases plateaued again last week, while vaccine delivery fell by more than half compared to the previous week.
Your Morning Matters: What price happiness?

Your Morning Matters: What price happiness?

Is Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict an anomaly? A new chapter in civil rights? What's next? Mahoning Matters reporters sought those answers.
Your Morning Matters: More views on stimulus funds

Your Morning Matters: More views on stimulus funds

News that a jury declared George Floyd was murdered last year by a former Minneapolis police officer came as a relief to Youngstown’s Black leaders.
Your Morning Matters: Pondering on pondering

Your Morning Matters: Pondering on pondering

We are expanding our coverage of Youngstown’s mayoral race in several ways this week.
Your Morning Matters: Helping us emerge

Your Morning Matters: Helping us emerge

If you are looking for good news among the coronavirus trends in Ohio this past week, you might consider coming back next week.
Your Morning Matters: Our 18-month-a-versary!

Your Morning Matters: Our 18-month-a-versary!

As we have been reporting, the prospect of Ohio's post-pandemic reopening is slipping farther out of reach.