Sat., 11:27am: Black bear spotted in Champion

CHAMPION — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has been notified of a black bear sighting that was reported today in Champion.

The animal was spotted in the backyard of a residence eating corn from a deer feeder, according to a Champion Police Facebook post early this morning. Officers were able to scare the bear off by making noise.

As of 11:15 a.m. today the bear had not been found.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.