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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 23, 2019

TROY — The fifth time was the charm for members of a church seeking an addition.

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Published December 23, 2019

TROY — The City Council approved an amended $75,000 settlement agreement with a former Troy city employee who was fired on June 11, 2018.

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Published December 23, 2019

TROY — Motorists are expected to be able to use the three newly constructed northbound lanes of Interstate 75 from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway — with the exception of only two lanes open for a one-mile stretch from Big Beaver to Wattles roads for construction of a soundwall — by 7  p.m. New Year’s Eve, weather permitting. 

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Published December 18, 2019

TROY — The 25 kids who shopped with Troy police officers and service aides at the Walmart store on Maple Road Dec. 9 received a $100 gift card to buy whatever they wanted — for themselves or others.

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Published December 18, 2019

TROY — For Mark Walters and wife Heather, son Brody, 6, and daughter Stella, 5, decorating for the holidays is something they do every year.

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Published December 18, 2019

TROY — Plans for the first phase of the restoration of the Niles-Barnard House will start after the Troy City Council approved a $618,675 contract, which is within the $700,000 set aside for the project in the city budget.

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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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