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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 November 12, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Peter Manos, 62, and his wife, Lori, dropped off their son, Dylan, at Loyola University Chicago Aug. 21, and the house seemed empty — so empty that Peter decided to take a walk.

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Agreeing that the plans are a good fit for a neighborhood south of Square Lake Road and west of John R Road, the Troy Planning Commission gave the green light to a developer who plans to build seven homes on the 2.76-acre site.

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Although Pawfficer Badges, now 1 1/2, had to pass on the purrfect pawsition as head of the newly formed Troy Police Department Feline Unit due to health reasons, she is now the spokescat for the cause of feline leukemia — and doing well.

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Published November 6, 2019

TROY — Troy voters elected Mayor Pro Tem Ethan Baker as mayor in a more than 2-to-1 margin over Councilman Dave Henderson, according to unofficial results Nov. 5.

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Published November 5, 2019

TROY — Jade Lopez, 9, of Lake Orion, couldn’t think of anything to ask of Santa when she sat down to write a letter to the jolly old elf at the Oakland Mall Macy’s Nov. 1.

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Published November 5, 2019

TROY — Diane Roux, who lives and works caring for her mother at American House in Troy, has a wooden easel her uncle used when he worked for Walt Disney.

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Published November 5, 2019

TROY — Mayor Dane Slater thanked the students attending the Oct. 21 Troy City Council meeting and had a message for them.

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Published October 30, 2019

TROY — As the residents displaced after a fire ripped through their four-unit condominium Aug. 19 sort through their belongings, deal with insurance issues and adjust to their temporary homes, neighbors in the complex are showing their support.

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Published October 30, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Warren Yohe admits he’s “got it bad.” Lucky for him, his wife, Sue, is on board with his model train hobby.

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Published October 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Now through Dec. 7 is the only time that Medicare beneficiaries can change their prescription drug plans.

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Published October 30, 2019

TROY — Learn how history drove and continues to drive Detroit during two programs in November at the Troy Public Library.

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Published October 23, 2019

TROY — Plans for the Turtle Woods Nature Preserve derailed when the developer pulled out of the deal at the 11th hour last month.

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Published October 23, 2019

TROY — The firm that conducted a forensic audit of the city will interview current Troy City Council members to determine what knowledge, if any, the council had on the wrongdoings of former City Manager Brian Kischnick.

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Published October 23, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider the rezoning of 1.2 acres along Rochester Road, north of Long Lake Road, after the Planning Commission recommended approval of the rezoning.

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Published October 23, 2019

TROY — A 37-year-old Royal Oak man died Oct. 16 from injuries he sustained in a pedestrian crash with a car on Coolidge Highway, north of Maple Road, near Somerset Boulevard, that occurred just before 8:45 p.m. Oct. 4, police said.

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