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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 April 20, 2020

TROY — After an alert passerby called the non-emergency line to report a distressed mama duck at a storm drain in a parking lot at the northeast corner of Big Beaver and Rochester roads at 10:30 a.m. April 20, Troy Department of Public Works streets and drains division employees came to the rescue. 

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Published April 17, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Crews will demolish the southbound Interstate 75 bridge over Rochester Road, closing Rochester Road in both directions of the roadway under I-75 from 9 a.m. April 17 through 5 a.m. April 20. 

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Published April 16, 2020

TROY — Police were called to the Troy Skate Park at 3179 Livernois Road just after 10:45 a.m. April 3 to check on youths congregating there. Police said they talked to the youths, who reportedly left without incident, then locked the entrance gate to the park. 

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Published April 14, 2020

TROY — Police were called to TownPlace Suites by Marriott Detroit, Troy, at 325 Stephenson Highway, just before 4:30 a.m. April 5 on a report of a suspicious vehicle. 

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Published April 7, 2020

TROY — The Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant on Big Beaver Road in Troy has donated hot and cold meals to hospital workers and a Troy School District community initiative in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Published April 2, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Crews will demolish the southbound Interstate 75 bridge over Maple Road, closing Maple Road in both directions of the roadway under I-75 from 9 a.m. April 3 through 5 a.m. April 5. 

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Published April 1, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Northbound Interstate 75 traffic will be reduced to one lane between Eight Mile Road and Interstate 696 to allow crews to shift two lanes of north- and southbound traffic to the southbound lanes beginning at  7 a.m. April 4. 

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Published March 30, 2020

TROY — Troy police on patrol took to social media to uncover information about toilet paper police found strewn across John R Road, north of Wattles Road, near Athens High School, at approximately 7 a.m. March 30. 

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Published March 26, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Crews will demolish the southbound Interstate 75 bridge over Livernois Road — which will close Livernois Road in both directions of the roadway under I-75 from 9 a.m. March 27 through 5 a.m. March 30. 

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Published March 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — On any given Friday during Lent, St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church hosts between 700 and 800 people for dinner in its banquet center on Ryan Road in Warren.

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Published March 19, 2020

TROY — Facing a severe blood shortage due to cancellations of blood drives in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors. 

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Published March 19, 2020

TROY — Troy firefighters responded to the Oakland/Troy Airport at 2672 Industrial Row Drive, near Coolidge Highway and Maple Road, after a passerby called 911 to report that an airplane had flipped over, off the runway, just before 6:30 p.m. March 17. 

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Published March 18, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider offering incentives to builders for 1,900-square-foot homes — an increase from the current incentive offered for 1,500-square-foot homes under the city’s cluster ordinance.

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Published March 18, 2020

TROY — Troy resident Lucretia Conley’s kidney was a perfect match for her daughter, Leigh Leader.

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Published March 18, 2020

TROY — Troy firefighters were called to the scene of a shed that caught fire at the Motor City Church at 3668 Livernois Road north of Big Beaver Road, just before 3:45 p.m March 13.

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