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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: The Valley’s tech future

Your Morning Matters: The Valley’s tech future

Four tech leaders with Valley roots offer their perspectives on what’s happening now and where the future is headed.
Your Morning Matters: My stamp on things

Your Morning Matters: My stamp on things

Trumbull County will use CARES Act funding for its new fairgrounds vaccination site.
Your Morning Matters: A commercial break

Your Morning Matters: A commercial break

Nearly 60 percent of Ohioans age 80 and older have received the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday.
Your Morning Matters: Remember the Hippodrome!

Your Morning Matters: Remember the Hippodrome!

About one year after the first known COVID-19 death in the United States, the country's death toll nears half a million.
Your Morning Matters: We have winners!

Your Morning Matters: We have winners!

Parents have organized a rally to protest Boardman Local Schools' handling of an incident involving an aide.
Your Morning Matters: Cracking the case

Your Morning Matters: Cracking the case

Lordstown Motors Corp. is trying to do what Tesla couldn’t eight years ago in the Ohio Legislature.
Your Morning Matters: Man of Steel Valley

Your Morning Matters: Man of Steel Valley

When asked why he decided to file a lawsuit against McDonald's right now, franchisee Herb Washington said, "It's really simple. I can't breathe."
Your Morning Matters: A year and a birthday later ...

Your Morning Matters: A year and a birthday later ...

After a bystander was attacked by an East Liverpool police dog, police pressured him not to sue, a lawsuit claims.
Your Morning Matters: Some answers to FAQs

Your Morning Matters: Some answers to FAQs

Managers of downtown Youngstown bars are excited to be able to return to normal operating hours after the state's 11 p.m. curfew was lifted Thursday.
Your Morning Matters: Happy birthday, Sérgio

Your Morning Matters: Happy birthday, Sérgio

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley’s 2020 fundraising campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic was a daunting task.