Add another black bear sighting, this time in Bath Township.
Sarah Kirsch Wells snapped this shot of the bear poking around her backyard about a mile off Cleveland-Massillon Road, right on the patio on Tuesday night. Wells sent the picture to 97.5 WONE's Jeff Kinzbach Show Wednesday morning.
A Bath Police Department cruiser took dash cam video of a bear roaming through a Bath Township residential area on Wednesday.
(Video courtesy: Bath Township Police Department Facebook page)
Tuesday, in Stow, a black bear was sighted in several neighborhoods between State Route 91 and Fishcreek Road.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch reports that there was still another bear sighting within the past week, early Tuesday morning near the Alside facility on State Road.
In the past two weeks in the Akron area, there have also been black bear sightings in Uniontown on May 30 and New Franklin early last Thursday.
Wildlife officials caution to secure garbage at a minimum and never engage a bear.
"Their eyesight is pretty poor, so one of the important things I would say certainly don't sneak up on a bear or anything like that to get a better view of it," Aaron Brown, a state wildlife officer from the Ohio Division of Wildlife in Summit County tells AkronNewsNow.com, "Because if they are startled, just like a dog, any domestic animal will do the same thing. If it's startled, it can certainly snap, it can certainly bite at you."
If you spot a bear on your property or neighborhood, you should call the police immediately.
Brown and Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Wildlife will be guests of Larry States on the Rubber City Radio Group public affairs program "Spectrum", which will air Sunday morning at 6 AM on 1590 WAKR, and also Sunday on 97.5 WONE, WNWV "107.3 The Wave", and on the news stream of AkronNewsNow.com.