Honking harassment in Hubbard gains attention


HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) — A national news magazine is back in the Valley today.

Trying to help resolve the horn honking harassment case in Hubbard.

It’s a barbeque aimed at peace and reconciliation – all because of honking horns. Everyone from town was invited – including those named in the lawsuit – Garrick Krlich and retired fire chief John Clemente.

“We didn’t ask to be brought into this, my wife and I didn’t do anything,” said John Clemente, retired Hubbard fire chief.

“The Krlichs’ goal has always been to stop the harrassment it’s still the same goal,” said Robert Henkin, Krlich’s attorney.

Now about 100 people turned out to this picnic, all with one purpose, to try to solve this ongoing issue.

“It’s been seven long years that this man has been putting us through this. We want it to stop, we moved away, we offered him our land, but he just keeps hounding us. He won’t stop he just will not leave us alone, so we’re trying to find some peace,” said Marlene Clemente, John Clemente’s wife.

“I really hope that things just get resolved and everybody can be mature about the situation because it’s gone on for far too long and not everybody’s guilty and not everybody’s innocent,” said Kelsey Stafford, picnic attendee.

While WKBN First News was there – the parties didn’t even speak to each other.


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