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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 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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Published February 27, 2020

TROY — Police are searching for the person or people who entered homes in the Long Lake and John R roads area Feb. 21 and 23. A suspect was also seen on a patio at a home Feb. 22. 

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Published February 27, 2020

TROY — An employee at Shoe Carnival, 360 John R Road, told police a man waited until all other customers had left the store to approach her counter to purchase two pairs of shoes and a pair of socks just after 7:45 p.m. Feb. 20. 

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Published February 26, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council told a developer no — again — about a rezoning needed for attached condos on a little over 1 acre on a busy stretch of Rochester Road, adjacent to Sylvan Lake Park, south of Square Lake Road.

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Published February 26, 2020

TROY — Troy resident Timothy Yax, 49, will show his 1959 Cadillac Series 62 and his 1963 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier van downstairs this year.

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Published February 26, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council said yes to rezoning a quarter-acre parcel on Rochester Road, adjacent to De Etta Drive, south of South Boulevard, for an office building.

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Published February 26, 2020

TROY — Dawn Riley, a professional author and speaker who competed in four America’s Cup and two Whitbread Round the World sailboat races, and was part of the winning crew in the America’s Cup race in 1992, will share her story at the Troy Public Library at 6:30 p.m. March 3.

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