Thursday, July 29, 2010


In the opinion of the SCPR, the "Todds Debate" (Democrat challenger [Stark County Commissioner] Todd Bosley versus Republican incumbent state Representative Todd Snitchler) was a draw.

Ron Ponder who is a talk show host on WHBC-1480 with his program "Points to Ponder" very effectively managed the debate and thereby provided Stark Countians who live in the 50th Ohio House District (Marlboro, Nimishillen, Pike, Sandy, Sugarcreek, Perry [part], Tuscarawas, Lawrence and Lake Townships) with a good look at the varying views of the two Todds.

Ponder and WHBC are doing a tremendous public service for the Stark County public in doing this debate as well as arranging for a number of debates between Stark County candidates in other races.   Moreover, Ponder is working on putting together appearances by the likes of Governor Strickland and his Republican opponent John Kasich, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman and Democrat Lee Fisher among others.

Over the next several days the SCPR will be posting the "Todds Debate" in segments.  Each posting will contain a posting of five minutes or so that are broken down into the opening statements, the issues that Ponder raised with the candidates - one by one - and the closing statements.

The Report thanks Ron Ponder and WHBC for allowing the SCPR to videotape this debate.

As the SCPR learns of other Ponder programming focusing on candidates running in November, The Report will endeavor to get the information to blog readers.

Here is the first segment of the "Todds Debate":  the opening statements.

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