In reference to the letter to the editor, "Outdoor Heaven will wreck this great town," it is a bold statement based upon a person's opinion. Is the substance of this letter debating the point of "afraid of change" or "afraid of progress?" If the point is "afraid of change," then compare Marietta of today in terms of economic conditions to Marietta between 1958-1982. There has been change with many manufacturing jobs leaving the Mid-Ohio Valley since then. Examples of those companies that are gone are: Marietta Concrete, Dravo, Remington Rand, Union Carbide, Borg Warner, Connex, etc. Therefore, the change that came to Marietta was for the worse. Yes, I certainly would be afraid of this type of change.