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Terry Oparka

C&G Staff Reporter – Troy Times


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 January 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — You can’t see, smell or taste it — but radon lurking in your home in winter months when doors and windows stay closed, which allows radon to collect, can cause lung cancer.

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Published January 21, 2020

TROY — After the City Council voted not to allow a business owned by Councilman Ed Pennington to be considered as a vendor for the city of Troy, Pennington resigned his seat on the council.

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Published January 21, 2020

TROY — Richard Li and John Dannug, friends and seniors at Troy High School, said they had to throw the dice “a ridiculous number of times” before it came up snake eyes.

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Published January 21, 2020

TROY — Odester “Odie” Robbins King was a wife, a mother, an educator, a fashion designer and an entrepreneur.

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Published January 20, 2020

TROY — A 28-year-old Waterford man faces multiple charges after he reportedly drove a red 2019 Tesla 130 mph south on Interstate 75, near Adams Road, just before 4:45 p.m. Jan. 8. 

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Published January 17, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Discussions on social media continued to reverberate in Sterling Heights following the Macomb County executive’s recent letter about refugee resettlement.

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Published January 15, 2020

TROY — A 27-year-old Warren woman was killed and two others injured in a four-car crash on John R Road, north of Big Beaver Road, during the evening rush hour Jan. 14. 

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Published January 15, 2020

TROY — If Jim Santilli, the CEO of the Transportation Improvement Association, has his way, Michigan will join 20 other states in becoming a “hands-free” state.

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Published January 15, 2020

TROY — Elliot Wilhelm, the director for the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, has come to find the Academy Awards a lot more interesting than he used to.

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Published January 15, 2020

TROY — Jeff Dunstan was awake at 2:15 a.m. Nov. 26 when his upstairs neighbor in the Somerset Park Apartments banged on his door, asking for help — her apartment was on fire.

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Published January 13, 2020

TROY — Firefighters were called to a two-story home on Bristol Drive, near Wattles and Rochester roads, just after 2:45 p.m. Jan. 12 on a report of a chimney fire. 

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Published January 9, 2020

TROY — Firefighters used the Jaws of Life and hydraulic cutters to free a man and a child trapped in a car reportedly struck by a vehicle running a red light at the intersection of  Long Lake and Crooks roads just after 4:15 p.m. Jan. 8. 

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Published January 7, 2020

TROY — As Troy city leaders ended a busy 2019, C & G Newspapers asked what changes are coming and what priorities will be going forward.

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Published January 3, 2020

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TROY — Staff and patients at Beaumont Hospital, Troy,  didn’t have to wait long after the clock struck midnight Jan. 1 to hear the strains of “Brahms’ Lullaby,” which play each time a baby is born. 

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Published December 30, 2019

TROY — Development starts and stops, the sentencing of former City Manager Brian Kischnick, and construction work on Interstate 75 made headlines in Troy in 2019.

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