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

Fifth Third Bank to lay off undisclosed number of employees
 Fifth Third Bancorp is cutting jobs in the region, bank officials are telling the media. The company is not discussing the number of employee layoffs or how many are happening in the Dayton area. No notice of layoffs appeared on the state’s “WARN” (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act) notice board as of early Friday...

Posted: a minute ago

Fifth Third Bancorp is cutting jobs in the region, bank officials are telling the media. The company is not discussing the number of employee layoffs or how many are happening in the Dayton area. No notice of layoffs appeared on the state’s “WARN” (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act) notice board as of early Friday...
Documenting growth: O’Neil seeks up to 100 new workers
 A year ago, Hernan Olivas was several months into his new role as chief executive of technical documentation and engineering firm O’Neil & Associates. After the unexpected passing of his predecessor, Robert Heilman, Olivas saw his mandate pretty clearly: Raise the revenue bar. Explore revenue possibilities locally, including at Wright-Patterson...

Posted: 11 hours ago

A year ago, Hernan Olivas was several months into his new role as chief executive of technical documentation and engineering firm O’Neil & Associates. After the unexpected passing of his predecessor, Robert Heilman, Olivas saw his mandate pretty clearly: Raise the revenue bar. Explore revenue possibilities locally, including at Wright-Patterson...
New study shows chemicals could be bigger threat to Dayton water
 A new study finds that chemical compounds in firefighting foam — like that once used at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and at the Dayton Fire Training Center — may pose more of a risk in drinking water than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study indicates the level of polyfluoralkyl substances...

Posted: 13 hours ago

A new study finds that chemical compounds in firefighting foam — like that once used at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and at the Dayton Fire Training Center — may pose more of a risk in drinking water than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study indicates the level of polyfluoralkyl substances...
New Dayton-area manufacturer pledges 100 jobs
 For one of the Miami Valley’s newest manufacturers, the building is over and the work begins. Actually, much of the building still remains for new Englewood auto supplier Hematite, which had an open house at its new Lau Parkway facility Thursday. And in a sense, the work really began with a groundbreaking last June. Hematite has invested...

Posted: 16 hours ago

For one of the Miami Valley’s newest manufacturers, the building is over and the work begins. Actually, much of the building still remains for new Englewood auto supplier Hematite, which had an open house at its new Lau Parkway facility Thursday. And in a sense, the work really began with a groundbreaking last June. Hematite has invested...
New study lowers chemical water safety standards to Dayton’s current levels
 A new study on potentially dangerous substances found in water is coinciding with the city of Dayton’s own recent findings in a startling coincidence. Paul Buszka, a supervisory hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Indianapolis, pointed to the release Wednesday of a draft study about the risks posed by PFAS substances (polyfluoralkyl)...

Posted: 21 hours ago

A new study on potentially dangerous substances found in water is coinciding with the city of Dayton’s own recent findings in a startling coincidence. Paul Buszka, a supervisory hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Indianapolis, pointed to the release Wednesday of a draft study about the risks posed by PFAS substances (polyfluoralkyl)...
Water quality expert: Dayton chemical concerns demand monitoring, attention
 A professor of toxicology and environmental health says Dayton and Montgomery County residents should expect regular monitoring and public updates about water quality in the wake of test results showing the low-level presence of potentially dangerous chemicals. However, Rita Loch-Caruso, a professor of toxicology in the Department of Environmental...

Posted: a day ago

A professor of toxicology and environmental health says Dayton and Montgomery County residents should expect regular monitoring and public updates about water quality in the wake of test results showing the low-level presence of potentially dangerous chemicals. However, Rita Loch-Caruso, a professor of toxicology in the Department of Environmental...
Want to own a piece of Applebee’s? Here’s how you can
 Interested in owning a piece of a closed Applebee’s restaurant? All contents of the recently closed Applebee’s Grill & Bar restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky — and one in the Dayton area — are to be auctioned off online, according to Biddergy.com. RELATED: Applebee’s shuts down one of its Dayton-area...

Posted: 2 days ago

Interested in owning a piece of a closed Applebee’s restaurant? All contents of the recently closed Applebee’s Grill & Bar restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky — and one in the Dayton area — are to be auctioned off online, according to Biddergy.com. RELATED: Applebee’s shuts down one of its Dayton-area...
Chemicals found in local water prompt new alerts to customers
 Potentially dangerous chemical compounds detected for the first time in area drinking water prompted Dayton and Montgomery County to notify their customers. The discovery also prompted a warning from an independent expert. “I would say it’s something for the people and for the city to start to pay attention to, and to keep paying...

Posted: 2 days ago

Potentially dangerous chemical compounds detected for the first time in area drinking water prompted Dayton and Montgomery County to notify their customers. The discovery also prompted a warning from an independent expert. “I would say it’s something for the people and for the city to start to pay attention to, and to keep paying...
DP&L distribution settlement may mean rate increase
 If a new settlement on Dayton Power and Light’s distribution charges is approved by state regulators, bills for consumers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours of power a month will go up $2.64. DP&L said it has filed a stipulation in its distribution rate case with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), which was signed by 15 parties...

Posted: 2 days ago

If a new settlement on Dayton Power and Light’s distribution charges is approved by state regulators, bills for consumers who use 1,000 kilowatt-hours of power a month will go up $2.64. DP&L said it has filed a stipulation in its distribution rate case with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), which was signed by 15 parties...
5 things to know about the momentum behind the Dayton Arcade project
 It’s looking increasingly like a serious renewal of the historic Dayton Arcade is all but a sure bet.  Developers are pushing the project forward. And the site is getting private and public support. It’s a complicated, multi-piece effort for a complicated, multi-piece site — and there are no guarantees. But here&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

It’s looking increasingly like a serious renewal of the historic Dayton Arcade is all but a sure bet.  Developers are pushing the project forward. And the site is getting private and public support. It’s a complicated, multi-piece effort for a complicated, multi-piece site — and there are no guarantees. But here&rsquo...
More American Airlines flight cancellations reported Tuesday morning
 Another round of American Airlines flight cancellations have been reported Tuesday morning, days after computer issues with PSA Airlines, a regional carrier based in Dayton, caused hundreds of cancellations.  Twelve departures and 11 arrivals from the Dayton airport were showing as cancelled this morning, according to the airport&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Another round of American Airlines flight cancellations have been reported Tuesday morning, days after computer issues with PSA Airlines, a regional carrier based in Dayton, caused hundreds of cancellations.  Twelve departures and 11 arrivals from the Dayton airport were showing as cancelled this morning, according to the airport&rsquo...