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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 February 12, 2020

TROY — A slogan in Troy College and Career High School teacher Jeff Rainwater’s class says: “Teaching is not a job … it’s an adventure.”

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Published February 12, 2020

TROY — A fire at the Belle Tire store at 1650 W. Maple Road, near Crooks Road, collapsed the roof Feb. 4.

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Published February 5, 2020

TROY — Splash pads, trails, concerts, shows, exercise and family activities topped the list of what those surveyed want for parks and recreation activities in Troy.

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Published February 5, 2020

TROY — The Troy City Council will consider a request to conditionally rezone just under 2 acres on the east side of Rochester Road, south of Shallowdale Drive, north of Wattles Road, for 32 attached condos comprising nine buildings.

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Published February 5, 2020

TROY — Adults and teens with vision impairments or those who struggle with reading comprehension may now get extra help with new devices and books at the Troy Public Library.

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Published January 29, 2020

TROY — The Troy Planning Commission once again postponed consideration of developer Safet Stafa’s plans for three-story homes on Crooks Road, between Wattles and Long Lake roads.

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Published January 29, 2020

TROY — The former financial services manager for the city of Troy, Tom Darling, who was fired July 16, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city of Troy and Troy City Manager Mark Miller.

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Published January 29, 2020

TROY — Caitlin Lester-Sams once graced the stage at Athens High School, appearing in “West Side Story,” “Oklahoma!” and “Man of LaMancha.”

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Published January 29, 2020

TROY — Tony Camilletti, a former 30-year Troy resident, has been singing since he was a child.

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Published January 29, 2020

TROY — Firefighters were called to extinguish a fire in an incinerator at an industrial equipment supplier at 835 Stephenson Highway just after 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 after equipment reportedly failed — allowing flames to leap 4 feet high.

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Published January 27, 2020

TROY — Police are investigating a crash on southbound Interstate 75, between 14 Mile and Maple roads, that happened just after 4:15 a.m. Jan. 26. Both drivers died from their injuries. 

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Published January 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — You can’t see, smell or taste it — but radon lurking in your home in winter months when doors and windows stay closed, which allows radon to collect, can cause lung cancer.

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Published January 21, 2020

TROY — After the City Council voted not to allow a business owned by Councilman Ed Pennington to be considered as a vendor for the city of Troy, Pennington resigned his seat on the council.

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Published January 21, 2020

TROY — Richard Li and John Dannug, friends and seniors at Troy High School, said they had to throw the dice “a ridiculous number of times” before it came up snake eyes.

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Published January 21, 2020

TROY — Odester “Odie” Robbins King was a wife, a mother, an educator, a fashion designer and an entrepreneur.

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