Transcript for A Town Divided Comes Together
"20/20" tonight continues. Once again, Paula Faris. Reporter: Which is the real Hubbard, Ohio? The one with the nicest people, or the horn-blowing city captured on the surveillance cameras? They say it's ruining their lives. How do you get out of this situation? We really don't know. Reporter: Former judge Billie colombaro says she know how it might be solved. Well, we're on our way to see Mr. Krlich and Cindy. On a gray and rainy Friday, she came to Hubbard to try to mediate the noisy feud. The minivan diplomacy begins at the krliches. Hello. Hi, there. Reporter: The judge says mediation has a better chance without cameras. Okay, guys. Leave, out of here. Reporter: Three hours later, judge Billie emerges with a slice of coconut cake but no deal. He's thinking about it and that's a good first step. Reporter: Next stop, the clementes. The people Rick and Cindy say organized the horn blowing harassment in the first place. Hi. Reporter: Another marathon session. But at the end of the day -- My assessment is they're just not ready for mediation at this point. Reporter: It looks pretty hopeless. But the next day, clear skies, and a new plan. Complete with banners, balloons, and burgers. We even hired a classical guitar quartet. And an acappella group hoping their harmonies will inspire. We've inviteentire town with full-page newspaper ads. It was a big story. Trying to help resolve the horn honking case in Hubbard. Reporter: Cheeseburgers ready. Who had the cheeseburger? Think we're gonna come to a happy medium over hamburgers and hot dogs today? Sure hope so. He's trying to make our town look like a bunch of idiots. Reporter: We do want to welcome you to the Hubbard, Ohio "Peace and reconciliation barbeque." The big question -- the clementes and the krliches. If they don't show up, "The peace and reconciliation bbq" is a bust. We heard conflicting reports. They were coming. They weren't coming. And then, surprise. Suddenly there they were. John and Marlene Clemente. And then we got word Rick and Cindy krlich were on their way. I think it's a little bit overwhelming for both of us. Reporter: And there they were, in the same place at the same time, for the first time in years, not counting courtrooms. For a moment, we thought we had a breakthrough. The krliches representative, vic Rubenstein, confronts the clementes' attorney, Jim wise, insisting they go ahead with mediation. Can we hear that from Mr. Clemente's mouth that he's ready to mediate? My clients have always been willing to mediate. Well, then let's get it on. Reporter: But is he willing to compromise? That is up to him. I can't answer that. Reporter: The krliches and clementes themselves spent the peace and reconciliation bbq avoiding each other. Here are John and Marlene. Rick and Cindy are way over there. But we did accomplish this. We got people talking -- and better yet, listening. Kelseytafford admits her fiance was a serial horn blower. She says he's reformed now but Rick is still suing. Now that we're getting married. We get told we have to come to court for something he did as a teenager. Reporter: Then Tess nysley made a heartfelt appeal. She says the honkers followed the krliches when she had them over for her son's birthday party. We had drivers driving past my house, beeping at this man's truck and standing in my drive enjoying my son's birthday party. That story brought Kelsey back to the microphone in a different frame of mind. I would just like to say that it is very apparent that there is a problem. If somebody drives past your house and honks at somebody's car at your son's party we can all feel for that. Reporter: And there was this moment. When Rick's mom got a little overwhelmed. It has been hell for seven years for my son and his wife and they're good people. Reporter: A neighbor who came to complain ended up showing compassion. Well, let's hope it's all stopped. I hope it stops. Just don't fit
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