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Ex-recorder withdraws conviction appeal

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Columbiana County recorder Theresa Bosel, who appealed her 30 days of house arrest and other sanctions from a fatal car crash, has now withdrawn the appeal.

On Thursday, three judges with the 7th District Court of Appeals approved Bosel’s Feb. 5 request to withdraw the appeal.

Bosel’s new attorney, Michael J. Goldberg of Cleveland, said by telephone the appeal was withdrawn because “there’s nothing really there to appeal.”

He said it’s likely that after a call to adult parole authority officials, Bosel can be fitted for the electronic monitoring equipment necessary to serve that part of her sentence.

Goldberg said he may provide Judge Molly Johnson with some additional information that could affect the case, but he does not expect the appeal to be refiled.

Bosel, 49, pleaded no contest in November to vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor. Johnson found her guilty and sentenced her to 90 days in jail with 60 days suspended and the other 30 days to be served on house arrest, one year of probation and 120 hours of community service.

The judge suspended Bosel’s driver’s license for two years and ordered her to submit to a type of physical examination spelled out under Ohio law to determine her fitness to drive.

Bosel’s conviction resulted from an 11:10 a.m. Aug. 19, 2019, crash on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Bosel crossed the center line, striking two vehicles, killing Cecil Chamberlain, 69, formerly of Salem, who was driving one of the vehicles.

His wife, Roberta Chamberlain, who was also in the car, filed a civil suit in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court in 2019 naming Bosel as a defendant. It sought damages in excess of $25,000, including more than $85,000 in medical expenses related to the care of Roberta Chamberlain for her injuries.

The parties settled the lawsuit, allowing it to be dismissed Dec. 10, according to a filing.

erunyan@tribtoday.com

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