|Susie Vance is a spokeswoman for the Division of Wildlife and she says every year some bear reports come from nuisance situations. To minimize the problem people should remove potential food sources.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife says about 60 black bears permanently live in the state and points out the animal is an endangered species.
If you see a black bear, the Division of Wildlife would like for you to give them a call, and then leave the bear alone. Last year, black bears were sighted in 21 counties, mostly in the northeast and southeast.