Our Staff

Bruce Widder


Received Bachelors degree in 1973 from Marietta College Varsity letter winner in Football & Baseball at Marietta.
Played in Cape Cod League in 1971 for Harwich Mariners Professional Educator from 1973-1992 at Sandy Valley & Strasburg. Coached Football, Basketball, & Golf.
In 1998 earned membership into Professional Golfer's Association of America (PGA).
Been the Head Golf Pro & GM at Wilkshire Golf Course since 1998.
Married to Debra Kay, 2 daughters Malia Renee & Breann Michelle
Charlie Jones


*Owner and Managing Partner (with wife Smoochie) of BIG TIME SPORTS NETWORK. . . has developed BIG TIME SPORTS from it's beginning in 2000 with only 23,000 homes reached with high school sports, to the current mass of homes reached at almost TWO MILLION homes. BIG TIME SPORTS started covering high school sports only on television . . .but has met the demand of high school sports junkies and has now grown from just television to a complete radio network, as well as web and mobile phone app for the high school sports fan.

*BIG TIME SPORTS media network has been voted #1 in Ohio High School Sports coverage by SJ & Associates . . .covering 300 high school sporting events each year including football-basketball-baseball-softball-lacrosse-soccer and wrestling. BIG TIME SPORTS is the EXCLUSIVE TV Network for the Federal League in Stark County.

*Some Charlie Stuff:
-Member '67 Strasburg State Hoops Champs
-"MellowTones" is the owner and play-by-play voice of BIG TIME SPORTS
-24 Years as Commissioner of Mohican Area Conference . . .Mid Buckeye Conference . . .PAC 7 Conference
-22 Years as OHSAA Basketball Official
-OHSAA Certified Assigner for 26 years
-Member OHSAA Media Advisory Committee
-Former Athletic Director at Tuscarawas Central Catholic

Charlie and wife "Smoochie", both share the same passion for student-athletes and high school sports and look forward to expanding their role of extensive high school sports coverage. As reflected by the motto at BIG TIME SPORTS . . ."If there's a BIG GAME in town, BIG TIME SPORTS will be
there"!
Dave Scheetz


Newest member of the BigTime Sports crew, joining our team in early 2019. For the past 40 years, Dave has done some form of play-by-play announcing for football, basketball, baseball and softball. Dave is a 1980 graduate of Massillon Washington High School and went on to earn an Associates Degree at Ohio University-Zanesville.

He has followed and covered local sports since his high school days at Massillon. Dave recently completed his 29th year of teaching at the same Washington High School where he remains as one of the co-instructors of the Career Tech Media Arts and Production program. Dave and his wife Sonia, are the proud parents of two adult children, Megan and Jerod. Dave is a life-long fan of the Cleveland sports teams and an avid Ohio State sports follower.
Frank Polen


Frank Polen is no stranger to the basketball arena. Growing up in Tuscarawas County’s hot-bed of hoops at Indian Valley South HS, Frank has a passion for service through the game of basketball. After a successful high school career where Frank earned conference, district and state accolades he eventually enrolled at Ohio Dominican and continued his basketball career.

Frank was head boys basketball coach for River View High School and Indian Valley High School. He won over 100 games his teams appeared in three district tournaments. Frank has enjoyed coaching stops at Ohio Dominican, Denison, and Muskingum Universities and has over 30 years of basketball camp experiences.
Greg Triplett


All-Ohio Point Guard at Tuscarawas Central Catholic (1988)
Head Boys’ Basketball Coach at Tuscarawas Central Catholic (1998 – 2005)
Been broadcasting for Big Time Sports since 2008
Vice President Sales & Marketing – Marlite, Dover, OH
Possesses best hair in the business
Joe Dunn


Joe Dunn is one of our premier announcers on Big Time Sports and has been covering high school, college and professional sports in northeastern Ohio for the past 35 years. Dunn began his broadcasting career at Channel 3 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, anchoring the local sports report on the nightly news hour. Dunn moved on to the University of Akron in 1976 where he served as Director of Sports Marketing for the Zips athletic program. During that time he hosted the Bob Huggins and Jim Dennison TV shows and helped establish the Zips radio network for football and basketball.

Dunn currently serves as color analyst for Zips basketball broadcasts and sideline reporter for Akron football on Fox Sports 1350. He is host of the Tom Arth and John Groce TV Shows on Sports Time Ohio. Dunn is co-host of the Big Time Sports Today show with Ryan Beltz, the #1 sports podcast in Stark and Tuscarawas counties.
He is also co-host of the weekly Big Time Sports TV Show with Charlie Jones.
Matt Ritzert


Matt Ritzert is the principal of Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary School and Immaculate Conception School. Prior to launching his career in education, Matt was the news and sports director at WJER Radio and has more than 30 years experience broadcasting local sports. Matt is also an avid runner and is the race director for the Union Hospital Run for Home.
Mike Gallina


Mike is one of our announcers on Big Time Sports games and has a long history with Stark County sports! Mike is a 1978 graduate of Minerva High School, where he excelled in the classroom and athletics. He was the Valedictorian of his senior class was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. Mike is a graduate of the University of Mount Union where he was a four-year baseball letter-winner in baseball.
Ron Hurst


Graduate of West Liberty University. Retired from Strasburg High School with 39 years in education. Spent 25 years
as the Athletic Director. Was the Head Football Coach at Strasburg for 31 years (178-133-3). Was inducted into the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2012. In addition to football, Ron has coached girls track for 31 years,
girls basketball from 1978-1993, and cross country for 4 years. In addition to his coaching he has been a basketball official for
34 years. Ron and wife Bobbi have 3 children, Heather, Kari, and Heath, and 3 grandchildren Brodie, Aubrey, Pierse.
Ron has worked for Big Time Sports for 2 years.
Ryan Beltz


Co-Host of The Big Time Sports Radio Show/Digital Producer
Ryan Beltz is a graduate of The Ohio State University and The University of Akron and loves Ohio sports. He is the co-host with Joe Dunn for the Big Time Sports Today Show! The #1 Sports Podcast in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties. Ryan also calls games for Big Time Sports and is director of the digital marketing team that helps to make Big Time Sports #1 in the area.
Troy Richardson


Troy Richardson is a Graduate of Malone University. Has been an assistant coach at both the high school and college levels. Is in his 5th year as a broadcast member of Big Time Sports Team. Is also a senior member of the Big Time Sports sales team. Is currently a middle school history teacher, a job he truly enjoys.