NORTON, Ohio — Be on the lookout!
A few police departments in Summit County and Medina County are warning area residents of multiple black bear sightings that have happened within the last week.
Below is a timeline of when and where these bear sightings have happened in recent days…
The Wadsworth Police Department said they've had a report of a black bear early this morning near the Silvercreek / Meadowcreek area.
"Please do not approach the bear or try to feed the bear, and keep a safe distance," the police department posted on Facebook. "Remain vigilant if outdoors, and keep a close eye on kids or pets playing outside. Black bears are seldom aggressive, but we would like everyone to respect the animal’s space as it moves through the area."
The Norton Police Department says they received a report of a black bear in a back yard off Wadsworth Road in the Loyal Oak area.
“Please remember to not feed the bear or approach it,” Norton Police posted on Facebook.
They also urged everybody to stay away from the area.
“PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE AREA WHERE THE BEAR IS,” the department wrote in all caps. “I feel I shouldn’t have to tell you that. Let’s all be safe.”
Their post, which you can see below, also included three videos.
The Bath Township Police Department reported a black bear had been seen in Griffith Park off Trunko Road.
“Residents are asked not to feed or provoke the animal.”
Meanwhile… 3News’ Phil Trexler shared video of a bear spotted in Montrose.
The city of Hudson confirms a black bear sighting at Hudson Springs Park.
"It is common for young black bears to travel great distances in search of new habitat, and they travel through Hudson every year without causing a problem," according to a post on the city's Facebook page. "They usually move out of the area quickly. While they're here, it's best to bear-proof your yard to discourage them from hanging around."
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on June 28, 2022.