Black Bear Spotted in Bedford Heights

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Black Bear in Portage County Ohio

BEDFORD, Ohio — Authorities say there was a black bear sighting in the area of Solon and Northfield roads in Bedford Monday evening.

Police also say there was a sighting in Bedford Heights.


They say a motorist spotted the animal at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Bedford Heights police urge anyone who may see the bear to leave it alone and do not approach the animal. If spotted, the department urges residents to report the sighting.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has been notified of the sighting.