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YPD probe of traffic stop completed

Harley and Question:

The Vindicator and WFMJ led with our coverage of this and sources tell us it would have likely been swept away if not for front-page stories and editorials. It just stuns me to read such ridiculous tripe about our coverage. You do yourselves a disservice with such misinformed posts.

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

December 23, 2014 at 3:27 p.m. suggest removal

The politics of what we ‘do’

Republican Rick: So, you missed the Gruber piece "Stupidity of the American voter" on page A2 Saturday? Perhaps you also missed the blurb on A1 referring to it. To quote myself, "Sheesh."

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

November 17, 2014 at 11:35 a.m. suggest removal

Indictments tied to Oakhill Renaissance Place case


Just to refresh your memory, we broke the story and led all coverage in the 2010 indictments naming all of the participants:


In fact, when visiting Judge Wolff improperly sealed the bills of particular, The Vindicator and its news partner WFMJ-TV stood alone among media entities to fight for the public's right to access. That battle was rewarded two years later when the Supreme Court sided with us and against the judge:


You might be recalling earlier cases involving Cronin and Tsgaris in which "Businessman 1" was more shaded. In each case, we eventually used public records to decode the mystery.

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

May 15, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. suggest removal

The question remains

Actually, Utica, we explored the dynamite theory. It's a dead end, for this case. First, they don't blast at 3 in the morning. Secondly, they have done so for years and their blasts are so low level they don't register as quakes with the USGS. We included all of this in earlier reporting.

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

March 23, 2014 at 10:33 a.m. suggest removal

Late report from candidate Kitchen shows $10K from ex-GOP chair, wife

Former: The headline for the online edition of Vindy for this story was indeed in error (but correct in the print edition). You have a choice when you see a mistake: You can rant about conspiracies or you can bring it to our attention.

In either case, when we spot a legitimate error, we correct it.

Since you begged the question, "Can you image a Wall Street Journal or Washington Post article headline containing such an obvious mistake?" I am including a link to Poynter's best/worst corrections of 2013 to satisfy your inquiry.


But be careful about demanding perfection: You misspelled Dave Betras' name.

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

March 7, 2014 at 8:18 a.m. suggest removal

Campbell teacher to serve suspension for unbecoming conduct

Over: So, The Vindicator needs to stop thoroughly checking out and reporting on stories about teacher conduct - allowing all sides a chance to weigh in - but you think it is OK to make unsubstantiated, one-sided claims about teachers while hiding behind an anonymous persona? Really?

For the record, your claim of who contacted The Vindicator is completely wrong, calling into question everything else in your post.

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

February 10, 2014 at 11:51 a.m. suggest removal

Vienna employee still wonders why fired, then rehired

You mean a story like this:


Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

January 8, 2014 at 7:58 a.m. suggest removal

Austintown trustee candidates seek future growth

The bad headline has been fixed.

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

October 23, 2013 at 1:37 p.m. suggest removal

What's next?


This story was published at 12:01 a.m., more than 12 hours before any plan was announced. Not sure how that is "a day late and a dollar short." Plus, nothing has been voted on yet so the article and its reporting still stand as a a sound report as to what could happen. Many of us will believe a plan has passed when we see it...

Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

October 16, 2013 at 3:37 p.m. suggest removal


For all of those reasons, before you count words and post insults and definitive conclusions, perhaps check under "sports" on the home page and direct yourself here:


Mark Sweetwood
Managing Editor

October 14, 2013 at 5:43 p.m. suggest removal



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