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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 June 1, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Bridge work will close Big Beaver Road in both directions under Interstate 75 from 9  p.m. June 1 to 9 a.m. June 2.

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Published May 26, 2020

METRO DETROIT — C & G Newspapers garnered 15 awards in the 2019 Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

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Published May 20, 2020

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TROY — Employees at a large, one-story warehouse for a statewide road painting contractor on Barrett Drive, near Maple and Crooks roads, called firefighters just after 5:30 a.m. May 14 to report a haze of smoke in the warehouse. 

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Published May 17, 2020

TROY — A Troy family is displaced after they discovered a fire in the basement of their home on Timbercrest Drive, near Wattles and Dequindre roads, just after 7:30 p.m. May 12. 

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Published May 13, 2020

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METRO DETROIT — All north- and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 will close so crews can set bridge beams 11 p.m. Friday, May 15,  reopening at 5 a.m. Monday, May 18. 

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Published May 8, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Crews will close the temporary southbound Interstate 75 exits to Big Beaver and Rochester roads starting at 5 a.m. May 9 to reconstruct the ramps. 

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Published May 6, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Crews will demolish the southbound Interstate 75 bridge over Livernois Road, closing Livernois Road in both directions of the roadway under I-75 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 7 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 8. 

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Published April 30, 2020

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METRO DETROIT — Crews will demolish the southbound Interstate 75 bridge over Coolidge Highway, closing Coolidge Highway in both directions of the roadway under I-75 starting at 9 a.m. May 1.

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Published April 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Crews will set new bridge beams on the southbound Interstate 75 bridge over 14 Mile Road, closing 14 Mile Road in both directions of the roadway under I-75 from 1 to 7 p.m. April 22 and 24. 

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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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