For a year now, Franklin County's coroner has contracted with a local funeral home to take bodies to the morgue.
Under the contract, the services are totally free.
It's a stark contrast to the old system, where different funeral homes would be assigned to cases on a weekly basis--- and would then charge the coroner a fee.
By contracting with just one business, Franklin County has saved more than $3,000 in reduced costs.
The savings will go back into the Franklin County's general fund.
It comes as the coroner's workload surged by 30 additional cases last year.