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Black bear sighted in Boardman

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BOARDMAN, Ohio – On Saturday, local police spent a good portion of the day tracking a black bear.

The bear that was hanging out in the Canfield area on North Briarcliff and Deer Trail crossed the border in to Boardman.

After the hike in the heat, he found a tree and some shade where he decided to roll around and relax.

We caught up with him on White House Lane which is right off of Glennwood.

Boardman police say the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is monitoring the movement of the bear. They hope he goes back into the woods.

For safety reasons, the ODNR says when you see a bear remain calm and back away from the area slowly, do not make eye contact or corner the bear, and avoid running or climbing tree which can provoke a chase.

 

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