Black bear spotted in Wadsworth

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fox8.com—WADSWORTH, Ohio — Black bears have been spotted in several Northeast Ohio neighborhoods recently, and now add Wadsworth to the list. The Wadsworth Police Department said it received a call Sunday night that a black bear was spotted in the Briarthorn Development. An officer was dispatched to that area and two ODNR wildlife officers were consulted for advice. It’s believed this particular bear migrated from Pennsylvania. Police say bears will roam 5-10 miles a night looking for food; they are not...

Police: Bear hit, killed in Akron was same animal spotted in Wadsworth, Norton. NORTON, Ohio — Akron police say the bear that was hit and killed on Interstate 77 was the animal spotted over the weekend in Wadsworth and Norton. According to Akron police, the bear was hit at 5:17 a.m. in the Vernon Odom Boulevard area. The bear was dead when officers arrived. The driver was not injured. Over the past few days, police in Norton and Wadsworth let residents know about a black bear spotted wandering through the area. Just Monday […]