Black bear spotted in Portage County

STREETSBORO, Ohio - Streetsboro police are alerting the public after a black bear was sighted in several portions of the city.

Officers posted photos of the bear submitted by Streetsboro resident Kevin Aalkema to the department's Facebook page .

According to police, the bear was spotted Wednesday along Cisar Drive and then to the east on Pike Parkway and Meldon Drive.

If you encounter a bear, or any other wild animal, police advise you do not approach it. Instead, make a noise and travel in the opposite direction. Once safe, report the sighting to police immediately.

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