WATCH: Bear Darts into Stark County Woods

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LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A local man says he was stunned by an unusual sight Tuesday evening while traveling in Stark County: a black bear standing in the middle of the road.

David Bush says he was headed east on Route 619 when he saw the animal, just west of McCallum Road.

He captured video on his cell phone, just as the bear scampered into the woods.

Stark County park officials responded, but there was no sign of the bear. They did, however, visit nearby residents to alert them of the sighting.

Officials say there have been numerous sightings of the bear in recent weeks.