While doing research we found the 800 toll free numbers to be more affordable than we ever imagined. We were able to secure a second 800 number for general use. The number, 1-800-808-5223, rings into our regular business line and is answered the same as the 740-652-7900.

Now, if you live around Lancaster, this may not mean much to you. But for years, the people of Fairfield Beach, Northbank, Stoutsville and Northern Violet Township had to place a long distance call to contact their Sheriff. It makes a great deal of difference to them.

This is a service Sheriff Phalen is happy to provide to our "Long Distance" citizens!