Wadsworth police ask residents to stay away from black bear

WADSWORTH, Ohio. The Wadsworth Police Department said a black bear was seen in the town on Friday, according to a Facebook post.

The bear was spotted in the Silvercreek/Meadowcreek area during the early hours of the morning.

Police are reminding residents to “don’t approach the bear or try to feed the bear” and keep a safe distance from the animal. In addition, police are asking adults to keep an eye on small children or pets playing outside.

It is not known if this is the bear seen in Norton on Wednesday.

The image in this story is a photograph of a bear seen in Norton earlier this week; the photo was not taken at Wadsworth.

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Watch video from Wednesday June 29th of a bear spotted in nearby Norton:

Norton police ask residents to stay away from black bear

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