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.

Week of 5/08/17 Criminal Felony Convictions:

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 felony convictions that took place in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court for 5/8/2017 to 5/15/2017:


5/10/2017 - Paul Horner, 49 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000101