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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: And now a word about Vienna ...

Your Morning Matters: And now a word about Vienna ...

When Brandon Droney was told to pack his bags for a deployment to Afghanistan to help end America’s longest war, he had no idea what was ahead.
Your Morning Matters: Of Campbell, Camp Bell and camels ...

Your Morning Matters: Of Campbell, Camp Bell and camels ...

The city of Youngstown is taking another look at its plan to control sewage overflows.
Your Morning Matters: Oh, dear! Watch out for the deer

Your Morning Matters: Oh, dear! Watch out for the deer

A U.S. Senate bill would expand eligibility for unemployment benefits to nearly 600,000 Ohio workers.
Your Morning Matters: Readers weigh in on Mahoning Matters

Your Morning Matters: Readers weigh in on Mahoning Matters

Some people can still contract the coronavirus after complete vaccination because their immune systems may not produce enough protective antibodies.
Your Morning Matters: Of mice and leaves

Your Morning Matters: Of mice and leaves

Ohio's rate of new COVID-19 deaths is as high as it's been since the winter surge.
Your Morning Matters: What are your thoughts?

Your Morning Matters: What are your thoughts?

Though the two-week rate of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 Ohioans is slowing, Valley health officials note local communities are behind that curve.
Your Morning Matters: Chain, chain, chain ...

Your Morning Matters: Chain, chain, chain ...

As Canfield Local Schools administrators prepare to revisit the district’s mask requirement, they’re eyeing new protocols.
Your Morning Matters: A day for those who are sweet like a boss

Your Morning Matters: A day for those who are sweet like a boss

USPS, UPS and FedEx have released their holiday shipping deadlines for gifts you need delivered prior to Dec. 24 and 25 within the U.S.
Your Morning Matters: Discussions about bias are not new

Your Morning Matters: Discussions about bias are not new

Advocates, lawmakers, regulators and the public still can’t get all documents relevant to the state’s $60 million House Bill 6 scandal.
Your Morning Matters: We get letters ...

Your Morning Matters: We get letters ...

Though Ohio's latest vaccine lottery is underway, new vaccinations remain in a slump.
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