Regarding bears in Ohio...
I work at a redwing boot store east of Cleveland. It is an urban area for miles around.
Last summer, a black bear made news roaming within blocks of my store. There was security cam footage of him hopping a fence onto a factory property a block from work. Since we have a restaurant next to us with a particularly smelly open dumpster, and I am often there solo at 5am, I considered tossing the Mossberg and some slugs in the trunk.
He seemed to just disappear, though. No news about him since the factory grounds incursion.
Still waiting for my Flashback...I would like it now, please.