Region 8 : Carroll,  Stark, Tuscarawas Counties

*Region 8 Monthly Meetings Held The 1st Sunday @ 1:00 PM Every Month At The Following Locations*


January 6,  @ Lighthouse Bar & Grill / 6534 Navarre Rd. SW Navarre, Ohio 44662

February 10, @ Thornwood Grill / 321 Jewett Ave. Dennison, Ohio 44612

March 3, @  West End Inn/ 8044 Citrus Rd. NW Malvern, Ohio 44644

April 7,  @ Elm Inn / 6786 Meese Rd. NE Alliance, Ohio 44601

May  5,  @ The Pit Bull (formally Tammies) /6298 Pleasant Valley Rd. Dennison, Ohio 44612

June 2,  @  Carroll County Vets Club/ Carrollton, Ohio 44615

Director 's Message



Government Relations:


 On December 11th the U.S. Senate adopted Resolution 154. This resolution promotes awareness of motorcyclist profiling and encourages collaboration and communication with the motorcycling community and law enforcement officials to help prevent instances of profiling. This urges state law enforcement officials to condemn motorcyclist profiling both in their policies and in their training materials which hopefully translates to their activities in the field. We have to remember though that Senate Resolutions do not have the force of law behind them.
  This bipartisan resolution was sponsored by the following Senators; Ron Johnson (R-Wis), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis), Michael D. Crapo (R-Idaho), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Angus King (I-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska). 
  Basically, profiling is the illegal use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears any motorcyclist or biker related apparel that law enforcement use this as a factor when deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest or search a person and/or their vehicle. Actions like this go against the very tenets that our nation was founded upon. 
  " In 2015, Congress wisely acted to ban federal highway funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, recognizing that federal funds are better spent on promoting highway safety for all vehicles and drivers." said AMA Vice President of Government Relations Wayne Allard.
  When any law abiding citizen is stopped for a "safety check" or harassed to generate revenue it should make any freedom lover cringe. We in ABATE know that in order to keep our liberties secure we need to be constantly vigilant and fight for the rights we cherish. This resolution is a step in the proper direction.
In Solidarity,
Matthew Michael



Use the links below to contact your Local, State, & Federal Representatives tell them how you feel!


        Carroll County             Ohio House Representative District 95      Ohio Senate District 30                                 US House Representative District 6


Stark County               Ohio House Representative District 48                Ohio House Representative District 49           Ohio House Representative District 50    Ohio Senate District 29                                        US House Representative District 7                       US House Representative District 16


Tuscarawas County                        Ohio House Representative District 98       Ohio Senate District 31                                 US House Representative District 6                                           US House Representative District 7


US Senators

Region 8 Events

Annual & Regional Events


Hey Region 8,
     Happy New Year and here we go, we kick off our year with our monthly meeting January 6th at the Lighthouse, 6543 Navarre Rd. in Massillon. We are working on a few different things at our meetings, will have all the official announcement in the near future so stay tuned. Also on the 27th make plans to get to the Miller Lite swap meet at the Stark County Fairgrounds and visit the Region 8 booth while you're there. 
     I wanna thank all that stepped up and took a Region board position for 2019 and thank all that has been a part all we've done over the last 9 years, lets keep it rolling.
     Lastly, don't forget our State Seminar is February 1st & 2nd all details are available on the website here, this is the place to go to learn more about your State Motorcycle Rights Organization and what this year has in store for us and the future of motorcycling, so try to attend.
                                   Later,   Tim 


(grab a few friends and come on out to see what we are about)



Director: Tim Cordray

(740) 269-1213 Home

(330) 243-4273 Cell

2019 Region 8 Officers

From Left to Right 1st Row:

Kelly Oyer ; Deputy Director   / Gail Schwietzer: Newsletter / Becky Pierce: Treasurer

Georgie Korns: Membership / Becky West Secretary

From Left to Right 2nd Row:

Jim Pessacco: Stark Co. Coordinator / Matt Michael : Gov't Relations / Larry Vogt: Technology

Chuck Woods: Carroll Co. Coordinator / Tony Korns: Tusc. Co. Cordinator-Road Captain

Mike Korns: Products / Hip Schwietzer: Events / Jim Slabaugh: Security / Tim Cordray: Director