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.