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Bear kills dog in Mahoning Township

Published August 28. 2014 03:38PM

A bear attack led to the death of a dog in Mahoning Township on Saturday, according to police.

A resident of Westside Road reported the dog's death on Tuesday. It was found deceased on Fairview Drive, police said.

A necropsy determined the cause of death was a bear attack.

“We haven't received any other complaints, but a resident who lives near the intersection of Spring Hill Road and Orioles Drive, just northeast of where the dog was killed, reported seeing a mother and two cubs in the area,” said Mahoning Township Police Chief Audie Mertz.

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