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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 January 13, 2020

TROY — Firefighters were called to a two-story home on Bristol Drive, near Wattles and Rochester roads, just after 2:45 p.m. Jan. 12 on a report of a chimney fire. 

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Published January 9, 2020

TROY — Firefighters used the Jaws of Life and hydraulic cutters to free a man and a child trapped in a car reportedly struck by a vehicle running a red light at the intersection of  Long Lake and Crooks roads just after 4:15 p.m. Jan. 8. 

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Published January 7, 2020

TROY — As Troy city leaders ended a busy 2019, C & G Newspapers asked what changes are coming and what priorities will be going forward.

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Published January 3, 2020

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TROY — Staff and patients at Beaumont Hospital, Troy,  didn’t have to wait long after the clock struck midnight Jan. 1 to hear the strains of “Brahms’ Lullaby,” which play each time a baby is born. 

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Published December 30, 2019

TROY — Development starts and stops, the sentencing of former City Manager Brian Kischnick, and construction work on Interstate 75 made headlines in Troy in 2019.

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Published December 30, 2019

TROY — Troy firefighters at Station 3 wear their full gear and equipment when Go Team Therapy Crisis and Airport Dogs visit to train so the dogs get used to seeing them in it.

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Published December 30, 2019

TROY — A Troy police officer is recovering from his injuries after a 23-year-old Detroit woman suspected of retail fraud at Oakland Mall reportedly dragged him as she tried to flee. 

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Published December 30, 2019

TROY — Police apprehended a man suspected of robbing the Fifth Third Bank at 2282 W. Big Beaver Road at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27 as the 53-year-old Pontiac  man walked down the street to catch a bus to flee the scene. 

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Published December 23, 2019

TROY — During the last meeting of the year, the Troy Planning Commission approved plans for a luxury hotel on just over 4 acres on Crooks Road, south of Big Beaver Road.

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Published December 23, 2019

TROY — The fifth time was the charm for members of a church seeking an addition.

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Published December 23, 2019

TROY — The City Council approved an amended $75,000 settlement agreement with a former Troy city employee who was fired on June 11, 2018.

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Published December 23, 2019

TROY — Motorists are expected to be able to use the three newly constructed northbound lanes of Interstate 75 from 13 Mile Road to Coolidge Highway — with the exception of only two lanes open for a one-mile stretch from Big Beaver to Wattles roads for construction of a soundwall — by 7  p.m. New Year’s Eve, weather permitting. 

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Published December 18, 2019

TROY — The 25 kids who shopped with Troy police officers and service aides at the Walmart store on Maple Road Dec. 9 received a $100 gift card to buy whatever they wanted — for themselves or others.

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Published December 18, 2019

TROY — For Mark Walters and wife Heather, son Brody, 6, and daughter Stella, 5, decorating for the holidays is something they do every year.

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Published December 18, 2019

TROY — Plans for the first phase of the restoration of the Niles-Barnard House will start after the Troy City Council approved a $618,675 contract, which is within the $700,000 set aside for the project in the city budget.

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