Thursday, August 3, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 in the in the Hicksville Village Council Room, Hicksville, Ohio. Commissioner Ryan Mack called the meeting to order.  Also present were Commissioners Mick Pocratsky and Gary Plotts, and Stephanie Metz, Clerk.


Prior to the meeting, the Commissioners toured Tri-State Dairy, LLC. Tri-Stated Dairy, LLC. is on Wendell Avenue in Hicksville. They are a Cheese Manufacturing Plant. They purchase milk from local farms (Tri-State area) to process into cheese. They carry the following types of cheese: Muenster, Mild Swiss, Baby Swiss, Colby Jack and Colby. Tri-State Dairy, LLC. currently distributes all the way from Florida to Wisconsin their specific version of Muenster cheese. Much of their Muenster is shipped to Wisconsin to be shredded and combined with other cheeses for pizza businesses. Individuals interested in local foods may purchase their cheese wholesale at the front door of the business.


The Commissioners met in General Session and approved and signed various resolutions, contracts and documents. The Commissioners also reviewed the calendar of events and discussed upcoming meetings.


The Commissioners have scheduled the next Lunch on the Road. It will be held at the Defiance County Fairgrounds (County Government Building) on Wednesday, August 23rd from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.







Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner





Commissioner Mack, Hicksville Mayor Diane Collins, Nelson Hershberger (Tri-State Dairy Owner), and Commissioner Plotts discussing the business.