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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 October 23, 2019

TROY — A jury will determine what, if anything, a former Troy city employee is entitled to after he rejected a $75,000 settlement from the city and demanded a jury trial after he was fired on June 11, 2018.

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Published October 18, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of exporting firearm parts inside toy motorcycles to Australia without a license.

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Published October 16, 2019

TROY — Athens High School junior Grant Vande Kerkhoff has played sports since he was 5 years old.

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Published October 16, 2019

TROY — Five years ago, Troy resident and part-time accountant and “farmer” Frank Lopiccolo, 58,  saw pictures of dahlias in a magazine and bought five plants.

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Published October 14, 2019

TROY — Troy firefighters were called to the busy emergency room at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, just after 10 p.m. Oct. 13 on a report of a fire in a room. 

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Published October 12, 2019

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ROCHESTER HILLS/TROY — Police want anyone with information to help them identify a man recently seen looking in windows of homes in Rochester Hills.

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Published October 9, 2019

TROY — Students and staff at Hamilton Elementary School, at Square Lake and Crooks roads, and workers in nearby office buildings were evacuated when they smelled a fuel-like odor inside the buildings Oct. 8. 

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Published October 9, 2019

TROY — Library funding, ethics, transparency, the Troy Civic Center and development in Troy emerged as key issues at a forum for those who could hold seats on the Troy City Council.

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Published October 9, 2019

TROY — Some of the over 3,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system have not found forever families because of unique needs.

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Published October 9, 2019

TROY — After listening to over a dozen residents voice strong opposition to a 60-unit, three-story townhome project on Crooks Road, the Troy Planning Commission postponed a preliminary site plan approval to allow the developer to address a number of concerns.

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Published October 9, 2019

TROY — A former church subdeacon found guilty of one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct will serve at least four years in prison.

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Published October 2, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council has OK’d plans for 29 two-bedroom, 1,500-square-foot homes on 8.69 acres at the southeast corner of Square Lake Road and Willow Grove Drive, west of John R Road.

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Published October 2, 2019

TROY — Did you know that more than 40 of the 120-plus lighthouses that dot Michigan lakeshores are rumored to be haunted?

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Published October 2, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council revoked the license for a massage parlor on Long Lake Road after police received several anonymous tips about possible illegal acts there and police witnessed a woman massaging a naked man’s genitalia during an inspection of the facility.

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Published October 2, 2019

TROY — Saying the margin — 11-10 — was too slim, the Troy City Council denied a special assessment to pave Troywood Drive, one of the four unpaved roads that remain in Troy.

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