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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: “Keeping the Faith” is our plan

Your Morning Matters: “Keeping the Faith” is our plan

Today we introduce “Keeping the Faith,” a dose of positivity and spirituality from the Rev. Lewis W. Macklin.
Your Morning Matters: A sunny day might help

Your Morning Matters: A sunny day might help

Mahoning Matters discovered a business that was forced to close in Pennsylvania is considered "essential" in Boardman and allowed to operate.
What's an essential business? It can be tough to tell

What's an essential business? It can be tough to tell

One business forced to close in Pennsylvania is considered "essential" in Ohio and allowed to continue to operate.
Your Morning Matters: Getting ready for what’s next

Your Morning Matters: Getting ready for what’s next

We detail a Valley man's experiences on the path to his COVID-19 diagnosis.
Valley man among first for Cleveland-area COVID-19 drive-thru testing

Valley man among first for Cleveland-area COVID-19 drive-thru testing

On Tuesday, he learned he tested positive for COVID-19 and was sent to the Cleveland Clinic.
Your Morning Matters: Help us tout Valley’s heroes

Your Morning Matters: Help us tout Valley’s heroes

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said parents who still need child day care services can apply online through the Department of Job and Family Services.
Your Morning Matters: Life is changing and so are we

Your Morning Matters: Life is changing and so are we

Gov. Mike DeWine announced a statewide health order for Ohioans to stay at home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Your Morning Matters: You ask! We answer!

Your Morning Matters: You ask! We answer!

Today, Ohio officials may announce the state's first death from the new coronavirus.
Your Morning Matters: Find your smile today

Your Morning Matters: Find your smile today

As the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Mahoning Valley increased to five, more shutdowns — and heightened concerns — continued.
Your Morning Matters: We live hour by hour now

Your Morning Matters: We live hour by hour now

As far as we can tell, today's primary election is off — for now, at least.