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Terry Oparka


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 8, 2019

TROY — A 42-year-old Westland man was injured after a construction truck backed up and ran over him as he was moving construction barrels on the Interstate 75 overpass at Long Lake Road, just after 9:30 a.m April 3, police said.

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Published April 3, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council will finalize how many and what questions to ask business owners and residents in an upcoming survey.

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Published April 3, 2019

TROY — To mark the milestone, SMZ will host a benefit for the Children’s Center of Detroit, create a company time capsule and celebrate with a summertime party.

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Published April 2, 2019

TROY — Learn how the Motown sound came to be supreme when Joel Stone, the senior curator of the Detroit Historical Society, talks about how Berry Gordy Jr., the founder of Motown Records, took Detroit’s musical assets and made history.

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Published April 1, 2019

TROY — A 50-year-old woman reported to police that a man approached her just after 4 p.m. March 21 at the JC Penney at Oakland Mall and touched her buttocks.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — North- and southbound traffic on Interstate 75, between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road, was scheduled to shift to the southbound side by the evening rush hour March 27.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — Officials from the Troy School District and Oakland Schools, and members of the media surprised Costello Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Zach Rondot with the Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in his classroom March 20.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — Troy Police Department motor carrier officers handed out 98 tickets to truckers over the weight limit in a one-week period.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — Pawfficer Donut, the sole member of the Troy Police Feline Unit, was transferred to the Troy police community services section.

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Published March 27, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Maggie Rohweder has danced ballet and tap since she was 3 years old.

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Published March 25, 2019

TROY — Uriah Lee Scott, 42, has been charged in the murder of his mother, Cynthia Scott, 61, after police found her body partially in the closet of her Troy home.

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Published March 21, 2019

TROY — Police arrested a suspect in Oak Park after a welfare check on a 61-year-old woman at a home on Shelley Drive, in the Stephenson Highway and Rochester Road area, revealed that the woman had been the victim of an apparent homicide.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — The Troy Planning Commission praised the design of the proposed buildings but postponed a request to rezone just under 12 acres on John R Road, north of Big Beaver Road, adjacent to Kroger, from multifamily residential to a more intense urban residential use.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — A new Napa Valley-style tasting room and 242-seat restaurant will make its place on Big Beaver Road.

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Published March 20, 2019

TROY — Kitchen designer Sara Fithault, of EW Kitchens, based at the Michigan Design Center, believes great design is in the details that you don’t notice.

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