Man convicted, sentenced to life without parole for 2016 shooting
On August 18, 2016 Orrville officers responded to a homicide at the Lamplight Court apartments and arrested Paul Claren. Nearly one year later, Claren was tried in a Wayne County court and found guilty by a jury after a 7 day trial.
Claren was later sentenced to life without parole. Officers Doug Miller and Lesy Herbert were honored with the Award of Valor for their initial response to the incident. Mayor Handwerk and Safety Service Director Steve Wheeler issued a Unit Commendation to the members of the police department for the effort on the investigation.