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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 June 26, 2019

TROY — After deliberating for the equivalent of 2 1/2 days, a jury found Avondale teacher Aaron Donaghy not guilty June 17 of two of three counts of criminal sexual conduct. The jury was unable to decide on the remaining count.

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Published June 26, 2019

TROY — While former City Manager Brian Kischnick is behind bars — serving a sentence in federal prison for bribery — questions about Mayor Dane Slater’s driveway sparked heated discourse at the council table.

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Published June 21, 2019

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Traffic lanes on north- and southbound Interstate 75 are set to close, leaving one lane open, depending on weather, from Square Lake Road to M-24 from 11 p.m. June 22 to 5 a.m. June 24.Read More

Published June 19, 2019

TROY — Former Smith Middle School Assistant Principal Amy Buchanan, who pleaded no contest to second-degree home invasion, was sentenced June 10 to two years of probation, with credit for two days of jail time served.

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Published June 19, 2019

TROY — As a 2008 graduate of the University of Michigan, at the height of the economic downturn, Drew Philp said he saw everyone he graduated with leave the state.

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Published June 19, 2019

TROY — Programs and prizes abound for patrons of all ages at the Troy Public Library this summer.

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Published June 17, 2019

PONTIAC — Oakland County health officials urge protection against mosquitoes after a mosquito in Pontiac tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Published June 13, 2019

TROY — Traffic lanes on southbound Interstate 75 are set to close, depending on weather, leaving one lane open from Square Lake Road to Baldwin Road.

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Published June 12, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council postponed moving forward on the construction of gateway signs to the city for a second time amid concerns that the signs look dated.

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Published June 12, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider Tollbrook LLC’s request to rezone three parcels comprising 2.5 acres along Big Beaver Road and McClure Drive from single family to a Big Beaver zoning district after the Planning Commission voted 5-3 to not recommend approval of the request at its May 28 meeting.

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Published June 12, 2019

TROY — With the road construction season underway and without any evidence that a cement contractor was part of any wrongdoing, the Troy City Council awarded DiLisio Contracting a hefty contract while still waiting for the results of a forensic audit.

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Published June 11, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council voted 6-0 to approve a cluster plan for 23 homes on 6 acres next to a planned 75-acre nature preserve, property formerly owned by the Troy School District June 3.

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Published June 11, 2019

TROY — A Troy woman battling stage 4 mastocytosis leukemia has sued the state agency that regulates marijuana over rules that took effect April 1, rules that she said have dried up the supply of pot she needs to continue with her treatment.

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Published June 5, 2019

TROY — After a developer upgraded the exterior building material for a five-story extended-stay hotel proposed for the Rochester and Big Beaver roads area, the Troy Planning Commission said the plans are good to go.

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Published June 5, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Reegan Coran is a two-time national champion. Now 9, she has been dancing since she was 5 years old.

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