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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 December 11, 2019

TROY — Denise Gray credits her seventh grade math and science teacher, Herman Oliver, for steering her toward a career in engineering.

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Published December 11, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Suzanne Huyser said she wanted to run what she thought would be a quick errand to a retail store in Troy during a break from work.

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Published December 11, 2019

TROY — A renovation and expansion of the Sylvan Glen Golf Course pro shop will begin after the Troy City Council unanimously approved a bid Nov. 25.

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Published December 11, 2019

TROY — Saying he exploited his student physically and emotionally, a judge sentenced a popular former Avondale High School teacher to two years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault against his student, then age 15. The student is now 35.

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Published December 4, 2019

TROY — Troy families that make the Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival at Troy City Hall an annual tradition can once again continue the fun — and stay warm — Dec. 6 at the Troy Public Library and the Troy Community Center.

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Published December 4, 2019

TROY — A five-story, 138-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, which the developer said will draw business travelers, will proceed on 1.5 acres on Crooks Road, near Corporate Drive.

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Published December 3, 2019

TROY — The massive dawn redwood in the front yard was one of the things that drew Bill Williams and wife Sarah to purchase their 1967 home on a half-acre on Herbmoor Drive.

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Published November 26, 2019

TROY — Portions of two recently constructed traffic lanes on northbound Interstate 75 from 13 Mile to 14 Mile Road and shoulders on exit ramps on Big Beaver and Rochester roads will be removed and re-poured after inspectors discovered crews used the wrong concrete mix. 

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Published November 20, 2019

TROY — Motorists will continue to drive on just two lanes of north- and southbound Interstate 75 from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway for longer than originally anticipated this fall. 

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Published November 19, 2019

TROY — City crews and equipment stood ready to clear Troy roadways of up to 8 inches of snow that fell on Nov. 11.

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Published November 19, 2019

TROY — Two students — one past, one current — from Athens High School teacher Adam Burns’ writing for broadcasting class, aka Athens TV, created public service announcements that have received acclaim.

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Published November 19, 2019

TROY — Uriah Lee Scott, 43, charged in the murder of his mother, Cynthia Scott, 61, after police found her body partially in the closet of her Troy home, was recently declared incompetent to stand trial.

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Published November 19, 2019

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ROYAL OAK/TROY/GROSSE POINTE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a settlement with William Beaumont Hospital following an investigation of allegations that Beaumont had failed to provide sign language interpreters and other aids to deaf patients for complex medical procedures despite repeated requests  — in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Published November 15, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Joseph Gray didn’t set out to write children’s books. But when his friends Emily and James Sajore, of Sterling Heights, faced challenges after the birth of their twin sons, Joshua and Jacob, Gray felt compelled to write about them.

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Published November 15, 2019

TROY — Police are seeking witnesses to a crash that took the life of a man operating a scooter on John R Road, near Isabell Drive, north of Maple Road, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 after he was hit by a 2005 Ford Taurus. 

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