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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 February 12, 2019

TROY — A majority of Michigan voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana for those ages 21 and older, but what will that mean in the workplace?

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — The students at Wass Elementary School know rock crushes scissors, scissors cut paper and paper covers rock — and they use that to solve differences in the classroom, the lunchroom and the playground.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — Improperly installed heat tape applied to keep pipes from freezing ignited insulation in an attic at Homewood Suites, 1495 Equity Drive, near Maple and Crooks roads, just before 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — Troy resident John Ruth plans to bring his 1941 Ford Coupe to Autorama when it roars into Cobo Center March 1-3.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — Troy’s City Council, city manager and department heads will come together later this month to determine how the city will move forward — but they’ll do it in a different format than in the past.

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Published February 12, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson touted the robust Oakland County economy and slammed “factions” in government that he said tear at the fabric of government during his 2019 State of the County address Feb. 7.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — Clawson resident Gwen Kirby, 90, a 28-year member of the Troy Community Chorus, trekked across a frigid parking lot to the usual rehearsal venue the evening of Jan. 29 to find out she had to drive to a different location because of a scheduling problem.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — The first lesson the Paws for Life Rescue volunteers are learning is how to synchronize the clicker to the treat.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — Half a foot of snow followed by extreme cold played havoc with school and work schedules and travel last week.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — Debut author Annie Spence, a librarian for 10 years at the Grosse Pointe Public Library, is charged with “weeding” books off the shelves — taking them out of circulation.

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Published February 5, 2019

TROY — Troy City Manager Mark Miller recently signed a five-year contract, which includes a $167,750 base salary and a $425 monthly car allowance, with the city.

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Published February 1, 2019

The Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a Troy man who allegedly went by the street name “Ozone” and was featured on a metro Detroit segment of the Netflix program, “Dope.Read More

Published January 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Cold, wet weather and icy streets can kill one’s motivation to stay physically active.

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Published January 29, 2019

TROY — The Troy Historical Society, which has operated and funded the Troy Historic Village since 2010, has once again received a $15,000 grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

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Published January 29, 2019

TROY — Troy resident John Kaiser, 75, has a great laugh and a wacky sense of humor.

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