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.

Latest from Thomas Gnau

How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio, Kentucky
 Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. >> Read more trending news  Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. >> Read more trending news  Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40...
How Amazon’s explosive U.S. growth is producing thousands of jobs in Ohio
 Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40 minutes southeast of Dayton that was decimated...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Amazon is growing at breakneck speed across the nation and in Ohio, where it has created 6,000 jobs in the past seven years and has commitments to add 5,500 more employees. Last week, the online giant said it would open a package-sorting “air gateway” at Wilmington Air Park, an airport 40 minutes southeast of Dayton that was decimated...
Vectren wants to charge you $35 monthly, regardless of gas usage
 Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio Inc. is proposing to charge natural gas customers more than $35 a month regardless of how much natural gas they use. In its application for a rate increase before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the natural gas provider outlines monthly rates and charges for service. The proposal includes a...

Posted: 3 days ago

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio Inc. is proposing to charge natural gas customers more than $35 a month regardless of how much natural gas they use. In its application for a rate increase before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the natural gas provider outlines monthly rates and charges for service. The proposal includes a...
Vandalia manufacturer to add 35 jobs, invest $33M
 Inteva Products, LLC will invest $33 million in its Vandalia facility and add 35 new jobs to its current workforce of nearly 200, with a lease signing set for tomorrow, city officials said. “Inteva looked at a number of locations in the state and in the country before ultimately deciding to keep its Vandalia operation in the same place...

Posted: 3 days ago

Inteva Products, LLC will invest $33 million in its Vandalia facility and add 35 new jobs to its current workforce of nearly 200, with a lease signing set for tomorrow, city officials said. “Inteva looked at a number of locations in the state and in the country before ultimately deciding to keep its Vandalia operation in the same place...
Tipp City energy firm to renovate Webster Station space
 Energy Optimizers USA will move from Tipp City to a newly renovated space at 620 E. First St., the company and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce said. “Energy Optimizers, USA is a growing, stable company that has been an integral part of school district and municipal energy savings since 2009,” Energy Optimizers USA Vice President...

Posted: 3 days ago

Energy Optimizers USA will move from Tipp City to a newly renovated space at 620 E. First St., the company and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce said. “Energy Optimizers, USA is a growing, stable company that has been an integral part of school district and municipal energy savings since 2009,” Energy Optimizers USA Vice President...
Vectren rate increase hearing is set for Thursday
 State regulators are considering a rate increase for Vectren customers, and the first of three regional public hearings on the matter will be Thursday in Dayton. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently scheduled the hearings to give customers a chance to express views on Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio’s proposal to...

Posted: 4 days ago

State regulators are considering a rate increase for Vectren customers, and the first of three regional public hearings on the matter will be Thursday in Dayton. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently scheduled the hearings to give customers a chance to express views on Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio’s proposal to...
Slim Jim manufacturer seeks permit for new $2.5M freezer
 In recent years, Conagra Brands has applied for a total of nearly $15.5 million in expansions at its Troy plant. In September 2015, the food and snack producer applied for a Miami County permit for a $13 million expansion of its 801 Dye Mill Road smokehouse. More recently, the company has sought a permit to add nearly $2.5 million of equipment...

Posted: 4 days ago

In recent years, Conagra Brands has applied for a total of nearly $15.5 million in expansions at its Troy plant. In September 2015, the food and snack producer applied for a Miami County permit for a $13 million expansion of its 801 Dye Mill Road smokehouse. More recently, the company has sought a permit to add nearly $2.5 million of equipment...
A developer transforming parts of Dayton has bought apartments in the heart of downtown
 A leading downtown Dayton developer has purchased a 26-year-old housing complex in a section of the Central Business District that could be in store for some new investments. Crawford-Hoying, one of the Water Street District developers, recently closed on the 166-unit Landing Apartments, which were developed and owned by McCormack Baron and...

Posted: 5 days ago

A leading downtown Dayton developer has purchased a 26-year-old housing complex in a section of the Central Business District that could be in store for some new investments. Crawford-Hoying, one of the Water Street District developers, recently closed on the 166-unit Landing Apartments, which were developed and owned by McCormack Baron and...
Shook Construction honored for Levitt Pavilion work
 Moraine-based Shook Construction has won a “Build Ohio” award in the category of “new construction under $20 million” for the Levitt Pavilion Dayton project. A panel of retired construction professionals selected the winning projects, according to a release from Levitt Pavilion Dayton. MORE: Air Force seeks more...

Posted: 5 days ago

Moraine-based Shook Construction has won a “Build Ohio” award in the category of “new construction under $20 million” for the Levitt Pavilion Dayton project. A panel of retired construction professionals selected the winning projects, according to a release from Levitt Pavilion Dayton. MORE: Air Force seeks more...
Air Force seeks more powerful ‘bunker busters’
 The Air Force is developing more powerful “bunker buster” bombs, new reports say. An Air Force Research Laboratory officer is quoted in a post in the “Warrior Maven” blog saying that “The A2K will bring the next-generation of penetration and use new contours.” The officer quoted is identified as Col. Gary...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Air Force is developing more powerful “bunker buster” bombs, new reports say. An Air Force Research Laboratory officer is quoted in a post in the “Warrior Maven” blog saying that “The A2K will bring the next-generation of penetration and use new contours.” The officer quoted is identified as Col. Gary...