Bears sighted throughout Lake County, sheriffs say

Sheriffs said to keep a safe distance if residents see the black bear reported to be roaming in the county
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Published: May. 31, 2022 at 2:44 PM EDT
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LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Lake County Sheriff Frank Leonbruno issued a warning on May 31 after receiving reports of county residents spotting bears in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office received “several” phone calls referencing a black bear seen in Concord Township, according to a Facebook post from the department.

Bear Sightings We have received several phone calls this morning reference a black bear sighting in Concord Township. ...

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Department of Natural Resources have been contacted regarding the sighting, the post said.

Below is a Picture of a Black Bear spotted this morning on Lockwood Ridge in Concord Twp. by one of our residents....

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sheriffs said to keep a safe distance if residents see the bear, noting it is not necessary to call the police unless it’s an obvious threat.

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