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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 March 19, 2019

TROY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pitched a hard sell of her $60.2 billion budget and 45 cent gas tax to students, parents, elected officials and educators at Athens High School March 18.

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Published March 12, 2019

TROY — The Troy City Council will weigh whether and how to prohibit construction of telecommunication towers on city-owned land after several telecommunication providers asked to increase the number of towers.

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Published March 12, 2019

TROY — Author and Detroit freelance journalist Anna Clark said that a love for the Great Lakes flows deep in her veins.

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Published March 12, 2019

TROY — Did you know that during World War II, Italian and German prisoners of war picked sugar beets in Michigan’s Thumb region, cut wood in the Upper Peninsula and picked fruit in Berrien County due to severe labor shortages?

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Published March 12, 2019

TROY — Troy police entry into a locked walk-in food pantry at Troy Fire Station 4 in January sparked an internal Police Department investigation.

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Published March 6, 2019

TROY — A 23-year-old Rochester Hills man was killed in a single car crash on northbound Interstate 75, near the Rochester Road exit, that occurred about 4 a.m. March 6.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — A resident-funded millage to maintain, enhance and develop city-owned property into passive and active parks could come before voters in the coming months.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — When Troy native Aaron Lai, 20, ran track during his four years at Troy High School, he said his personal best was as a sprinter.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel served an approximately $800,000 default judgment to Christopher Carr, formerly of Troy, through Facebook, after a judge approved it.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — Road Commission for Oakland County officials recently approved three roadway projects slated for this summer that should yield gain with minimal pain.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — Who knew stagecoach robberies, bank robberies and burglaries were part of Michigan history?

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — As city leaders go into the budget process, the Troy City Council will weigh whether to fix or flip current city buildings for the best function and use of funds.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — A cannabis health consultant will share information at the Troy Public Library on how cannabis (marijuana) products can be used to alleviate pain.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — Motorists who must travel Interstate 75 between Coolidge Highway and 13 Mile Road, as well as those traveling on surface streets near the freeway, should plan ahead and expect delays when work is scheduled to begin March 8.

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Published February 26, 2019

The Troy Planning Commission paused plans for a Holiday Inn proposed for the parking lot of Tower Drive, near Crooks Road, north of Long Lake Road, for a second time and asked that the hotel building make more of a design statement. 

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