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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 March 18, 2020

TROY — Charges are pending for a man police say struck an employee of an auto body shop with a pry bar, then chased him across Maple Road at 6 a.m. March 15.

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Published March 18, 2020

TROY — One man stands charged and two others remain at large after they allegedly stole $51,000 in merchandise from the Saks Fifth Avenue at Somerset Collection just after 10 a.m. March 12.

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Published March 18, 2020

TROY — Troy firefighters were called to the scene of a traffic crash on northbound Interstate 75, north of 14 Mile Road, just before 7:45 a.m. March 16.

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Published March 18, 2020

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METRO DETROIT — Crews will move utility lines above Interstate 75 — which will close the freeway and service drives in both directions between Nine Mile and John R roads from 11:30 p.m. March 19-3 a.m. March 20.

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Published March 17, 2020

TROY — In compliance with state and county directives, the city of Troy and the Troy School District have instituted measures aimed to keep residents safe in the wake of rising numbers of people contracting the COVID

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Published March 16, 2020

TROY — Police are searching for a man they say shot a man walking from his vehicle to his home in the Charter Square Apartments, on Century Drive, near Rochester and Big Beaver roads, at about 7:45 p.m. March 14. 

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Published March 12, 2020

TROY — Crews will demolish the southbound Interstate 75 bridge over 14 Mile Road — which will close 14 Mile Road in both directions from 10 p.m. March 13-5 a.m. March 16.

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Published March 11, 2020

TROY — The Great Lakes that surround us comprise 84% to 87% of the United States’ fresh water.

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Published March 11, 2020

TROY — Former Secret Service Agent Radford Jones, 80, said that at age 23 he was the youngest agent ever to be assigned to protect a president: President John F. Kennedy and his family.

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Published March 11, 2020

TROY — Fire and insurance investigators determined that the cause of a chimney fire at a home on Bristol Drive, near Wattles and Rochester roads, was debris not detected in a standard chimney inspection.

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Published March 9, 2020

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CLAWSON — Following a March 3 workshop, the Troy Board of Education opted not to proceed further with the request from Clawson Public Schools Superintendent Tim Wilson to annex the Clawson school district.

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Published March 4, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council appointed Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga to serve a 5 1/2-month term Feb. 24. The term was  made vacant when Councilman Ed Pennington resigned Jan. 13.

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Published March 4, 2020

TROY — When Michael Vissotski, one of the owners of  Vima Wealth Management, and his two partners purchased the historical building built in 1915 at 46 E. Square Lake Road, east of Livernois Road, last summer, it was pretty beaten up.

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Published March 4, 2020

TROY — See sap at the Stage Nature Center and learn how it was made into syrup, circa 1900, during Maple Syrup Days the first three Saturdays in March.

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Published March 3, 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY — All north- and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 will close for bridge demolition at 11 p.m. Friday, March 6, reopening at 5 a.m. Monday, March 9. 

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