By Saturday during the Blizzard of 1978, the local death toll had risen to six, with a possible seventh person. More than 50 deaths in Ohio were attributed to the blizzard.
The grocery stores were about to reopen on Sunday in response to a plea from the Journal. It's interesting to read the list of area stores back then: Fazio's, A&P, Meyer Goldberg, Pick 'N Pay, Sparkle, Kroger and Fligner's Eagle Supermarket. More than thirty years later, only Fligner's is still around locally.
Ohio.com has an excellent article written in 2008 on the thirtieth anniversary of the Blizzard. Click here to read it.