Claren Gets Life Without Parole

By STEVEN F. HUSZAI / Staff Writer

Posted Aug 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM


WOOSTER — In all his years as a prosecutor, Mike Rickett told the court, he has never seen a defendant more “callous” and “manipulative” than Paul Claren.

“It is clear that this defendant has a history of retaliating ... the defendant has such hate in his heart,” Rickett said, during Claren’s sentencing Thursday morning.

Claren was given life in prison without the chance for parole by Judge Mark K. Wiest.


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Convictions in Wayne County Common Pleas Court for the Week of March 4, 2013

A criminal defendant has to have been sentenced before he or she is considered “convicted” of a criminal offense in the State of Ohio.  Below are the convictions that took place in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court for the week of March 4, 2013.  The Common Pleas Court has jurisdiction over felony-level offenses that take place in Wayne County.

John Miller – 12-CR-0317 – Attempted Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle(M1) –Found guilty by Judge Weist.  Costs.