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Thomas Gnau

Thomas Gnau is a business reporter for the Dayton Daily News and covers top companies, development, job creation, and commercial real estate. He grew up a U.S. Navy dependent, lived in two countries and five states before his 16th birthday. He graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School and Wright State University. A Kettering resident, he is married to a Mad River Local Schools teacher; he and his wife have two daughters. Gnau started working at the student newspaper at Wright State where his interest in journalism grew and led him to where he is today.

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RTA riders can use new mobile app to plan travel
 An increasingly widespread mobile app is announcing a partnership with Greater Dayton Regional Transit Agency. Mobile app “Moovit” said RTA will add the Moovit app on its website (www.i-riderta.org/) and will encourages riders to download the free app on their iOS or Android phones. The agreement will let RTA riders use Moovit...

Posted: 3 hours ago

An increasingly widespread mobile app is announcing a partnership with Greater Dayton Regional Transit Agency. Mobile app “Moovit” said RTA will add the Moovit app on its website (www.i-riderta.org/) and will encourages riders to download the free app on their iOS or Android phones. The agreement will let RTA riders use Moovit...
Charter to have a hiring event Tuesday
 Charter Communications, Inc. is hiring 35 customer service representatives and 10 field technicians for open positions in Kettering. If you’re interested, a hiring event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., then 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday at 1505 E. David Road. Customer service representatives provide basic customer support related to Charter...

Posted: 16 hours ago

Charter Communications, Inc. is hiring 35 customer service representatives and 10 field technicians for open positions in Kettering. If you’re interested, a hiring event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., then 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday at 1505 E. David Road. Customer service representatives provide basic customer support related to Charter...
New chapter in Afghanistan could boost air power, WPAFB
 President Donald Trump is set to visit Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. tonight for an announcement on his military plans for Afghanistan and South Asia. What could this mean for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base? Defense Secretary James Mattis indicated over the weekend that the president had made a decision regarding how to go forward in the nearly...

Posted: 16 hours ago

President Donald Trump is set to visit Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. tonight for an announcement on his military plans for Afghanistan and South Asia. What could this mean for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base? Defense Secretary James Mattis indicated over the weekend that the president had made a decision regarding how to go forward in the nearly...
Scooping up profits: Dayton-area ice cream couple rolls on
 Shelly and James “Jimbo” Greenberg’s business is selling ice cream — and if you ask them, business is good. The married couple and their employees have been selling frozen treats across the Dayton area for close to a quarter of a century. Today, they have a fleet of some 20 vans and right-hand-drive Jeeps plying their...

Posted: a day ago

Shelly and James “Jimbo” Greenberg’s business is selling ice cream — and if you ask them, business is good. The married couple and their employees have been selling frozen treats across the Dayton area for close to a quarter of a century. Today, they have a fleet of some 20 vans and right-hand-drive Jeeps plying their...
Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office
 Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017. Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday. RELATED...

Posted: 3 days ago

Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017. Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday. RELATED...
Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on
 A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the...

Posted: 3 days ago

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the...
Dayton region bright spot: Thousands of jobs announced this year
 A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve reported them. Here are some of...

Posted: 3 days ago

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve reported them. Here are some of...
Ohio’s jobless rate grows
 Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up last month to 5.2 percent, up from 5 percent in June, as the number of unemployed people outpaced the number of people who won new jobs. In its monthly report released Friday, the state said its non-agricultural wage and salary employment rose 1,600 over the month, from a revised 5,536,500 in June to...

Posted: 4 days ago

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up last month to 5.2 percent, up from 5 percent in June, as the number of unemployed people outpaced the number of people who won new jobs. In its monthly report released Friday, the state said its non-agricultural wage and salary employment rose 1,600 over the month, from a revised 5,536,500 in June to...
GM to Fuyao
5-26-17 -- One reason smaller manufacturers are having difficulty finding workers: Larger companies such as Fuyao Glass America are hiring hundreds of people locally during a time of slow or flat population growth. Fuyao has about 2,000 Moraine workers. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Posted: 4 days ago

5-26-17 -- One reason smaller manufacturers are having difficulty finding workers: Larger companies such as Fuyao Glass America are hiring hundreds of people locally during a time of slow or flat population growth. Fuyao has about 2,000 Moraine workers. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Commission OKs $8.3M runway contract
 Dayton City Commission Wednesday approved spending $8.33 million on rehabilitating a length of runway at the Dayton International Airport. The city received two bids for the project, according to a memo to commissioners. City staff recommended selecting Barrett Paving Materials Inc. for a total contract amount of $8,332,550, including a base...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton City Commission Wednesday approved spending $8.33 million on rehabilitating a length of runway at the Dayton International Airport. The city received two bids for the project, according to a memo to commissioners. City staff recommended selecting Barrett Paving Materials Inc. for a total contract amount of $8,332,550, including a base...
Xenia Twp. trustees approve Kil-Kare rezoning request 
 UPDATE @ 9:26 p.m.:  Xenia Twp. trustees have voted to allow a rezoning request for land near Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip. The vote was 2-1.  Trustee Susan Spradin was the dissenting vote.  David Reed, Dayton attorney for Nutter Enterprises, which opposed the zoning change, said he and his client are determining their...

Posted: 4 days ago

UPDATE @ 9:26 p.m.:  Xenia Twp. trustees have voted to allow a rezoning request for land near Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip. The vote was 2-1.  Trustee Susan Spradin was the dissenting vote.  David Reed, Dayton attorney for Nutter Enterprises, which opposed the zoning change, said he and his client are determining their...