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CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio medical examiner says bones found in a bag by a landscaper in Cleveland are human. A spokesman says the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office is in the early stages of identifying the bones found by a man pruning trees on Wednesday. Cleveland.com reports the bones were found next to a home where 50-year-old Daniel Sloane was killed and his body dismembered in July.

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio prosecutor has asked the state patrol's SWAT unit to transport an accused three-time killer to an upcoming hearing. Pickaway County Prosecutor Judy Wolford says she made the request because defendant Casey Pigge is a dangerous person. Authorities say the 29-year-old Pigge killed a fellow inmate in a prison transport van in February. Wolford and Pigge's defense attorney, Steve Larson, say Pigge is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in that killing on Sept. 27.

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland couple says their pet miniature pig, which they believe was stolen during a home break-in, has been found dead. The owners of the 15-pound pig, named Spam, say that the body was found Thursday. They said last week that he was stolen from their home in a burglary, along with jewelry, TV and a camera. Cleveland police continue to investigate.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2017 in November. Officials with the Ohio Department of Veterans Services say the 20 newest members will be inducted in a public ceremony in the Columbus suburb of Dublin on Nov. 9. The hall was established in 1992 to recognize Ohio veterans who put their skills and abilities to work in their local communities after their military service.

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