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Terry Oparka


Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.

Published October 16, 2018

TROY — Saying the plan was missing a report on the impact of lighting to adjacent homes — as well as more detailed landscaping and noise reduction plans — the Troy Planning Commission postponed for the third time consideration of a 19,167-square-foot addition to a church on Long Lake Road, east of John R Road.

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Published October 16, 2018

TROY — The Troy Public Library will close its doors for three weeks in January, its slowest time of year, so crews can install new carpet in the adult services area and the technology room.

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Published October 16, 2018

TROY — After consulting with a search firm retained to find a new Troy city manager in closed session Oct. 8, the City Council later winnowed the field down to six candidates, one of them being acting City Manager Mark Miller.

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Published October 9, 2018

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A 47-year-old Avondale High School teacher faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred 18 years ago.

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Published October 9, 2018

TROY — Billy Casper Golf will continue to manage the two city-owned golf courses after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a five-year contract with options for two five-year renewals at its Sept. 24 meeting. 

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Published October 9, 2018

TROY — Five billboard-type signs may stand for eight more years, although 200-square-foot electronic signs and off-premises signage are banned going forward after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a new sign ordinance. 

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Published October 9, 2018

TROY — For a number of years, Troy Fire Chief Dave Roberts and others have wanted to honor deceased firefighters.

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Published October 9, 2018

TROY — Brenda Balas currently volunteers for Samaritas Refugee Resettlement, the Troy Area Alliance Against Hate Crimes, the Troy-Area Interfaith Group and Know Your Neighbor Daily, spearheaded by the Troy Public Library.

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Published October 9, 2018

TROY — In the past, paramedics on one-person units responding to calls that required advanced life support were required to wait for the two-person transport unit to arrive before advanced lifesaving measures could be started, including administering IVs, insulin and other medication, or performing electro cardiac shock. 

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Published October 5, 2018

A 25-year-old Auburn Hills man and a 27-year-old Oxford woman stand charged with armed robbery and more for an incident in which the man allegedly pointed a gun at Walmart store employees after he and the woman reportedly stole six TVs from the store.

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Published October 2, 2018

TROY —  Troy’s violent crime rate dropped from 78 reported violent crimes in 2016 to 55 in 2017, according to the FBI’s crime statistics. 

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Published October 2, 2018

TROY — The Troy Historical Society, which has operated and funded the Troy Historic Village since 2011, has received a one-year $19,500 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. 

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Published October 2, 2018

TROY — An 18-year-old Detroit man stands charged with carjacking and armed robbery after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and a woman who left the Planet Fitness parking lot at 288 John R Road at 10 p.m. Sept. 12, police said. 

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Published October 2, 2018

TROY — Learn what it takes to be an organ donor when the Troy Public Library presents the Michigan Libraries for Life organ donation program. 

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Published October 2, 2018

TROY — Have a bicycle in the basement or garage that’s gathering dust?

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