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

Building permits sought for new apartments in Riverside
 Developer St. Mary Development Corp. and MVAH have applied for Montgomery County building permits to build apartments in Riverside. RiverWorks Lofts LLC applied for permits to build at 2317 Harshman Road. That’s close to another apartment complex, Riverside Senior Lofts, also planned for 2333 Harshman. The latter complex will be built...

Posted: 2 days ago

Developer St. Mary Development Corp. and MVAH have applied for Montgomery County building permits to build apartments in Riverside. RiverWorks Lofts LLC applied for permits to build at 2317 Harshman Road. That’s close to another apartment complex, Riverside Senior Lofts, also planned for 2333 Harshman. The latter complex will be built...
Paving materials company buys local land long eyed for mining

Posted: 2 days ago

An 82-acre piece of farm land inside the West Carrollton city limits that was previously denied zoning to allow mining operations has been acquired by Barrett Paving Materials. The company — whose Dayton presence is based at 2589 Needmore Road — paid $1.5 million for the land just south of Farmersville-West Carrollton Road from...
Company buys local land long sought for mining work
 Barrett Paving Materials has bought 82 acres of farm land in West Carrollton for $1.5 million, county property records show. Barrett — which produces, sells, and delivers crushed stone, sand and gravel products in Ohio and Indiana — has long eyed that property as a potential mining source. The company, based at 2589 Needmore Road...

Posted: 3 days ago

Barrett Paving Materials has bought 82 acres of farm land in West Carrollton for $1.5 million, county property records show. Barrett — which produces, sells, and delivers crushed stone, sand and gravel products in Ohio and Indiana — has long eyed that property as a potential mining source. The company, based at 2589 Needmore Road...
Ohio thieves target these vehicles more than any other
 The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual “Hot Wheels” report, identifying the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States — and in Ohio. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most...

Posted: 3 days ago

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual “Hot Wheels” report, identifying the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States — and in Ohio. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most...
Dayton Mall-area theater sells for $10.6 million
 Cinemark theater property near the Dayton Mall has sold for nearly $11 million, property records show. A foreign limited liability company, Terraza 8 LLC, bought the Cinemark Dayton South property at 195 Mall Woods Drive for $10.6 million from Dayton Theater LLC, Montgomery County property records show. Terraza was incorporated by lawyers...

Posted: 4 days ago

Cinemark theater property near the Dayton Mall has sold for nearly $11 million, property records show. A foreign limited liability company, Terraza 8 LLC, bought the Cinemark Dayton South property at 195 Mall Woods Drive for $10.6 million from Dayton Theater LLC, Montgomery County property records show. Terraza was incorporated by lawyers...
The stage is set: UD ready for first gubernatorial debate tonight
 After years of discussions and weeks of work, now it comes down to just a few hours: The University of Dayton will host the first 2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate tonight at Daniel J. Curran Place. Eric Spina, UD president, sounded a confident note this morning, saying the university community is ready. “For many years, we have been letting...

Posted: 4 days ago

After years of discussions and weeks of work, now it comes down to just a few hours: The University of Dayton will host the first 2018 Ohio gubernatorial debate tonight at Daniel J. Curran Place. Eric Spina, UD president, sounded a confident note this morning, saying the university community is ready. “For many years, we have been letting...
Northrop Grumman growing operation near Wright-Patt
 A Beavercreek Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant has added 55 employees in the past year — and it’s still hiring. The defense contractor is not new to Beavercreek. Nearly six years ago, the company consolidated employees from three locations into a 99,246-square-foot facility on Colonel Glenn Highway. Northrop Grumman moved...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Beavercreek Northrop Grumman manufacturing plant has added 55 employees in the past year — and it’s still hiring. The defense contractor is not new to Beavercreek. Nearly six years ago, the company consolidated employees from three locations into a 99,246-square-foot facility on Colonel Glenn Highway. Northrop Grumman moved...
760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations
 An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to reality in Ohio. >> Read more trending news  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation...

Posted: 4 days ago

An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to reality in Ohio. >> Read more trending news  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation...
Vandalia distribution operation to close, lay off workers
 A Vandalia e-commerce company is closing and laying off nearly 30 employees, according to a letter sent to Ohio government. The Children’s Group, LLC, 6400 Sand Lake Road, is permanently closing, according to a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. About 27 employees will be impacted by the closure, and layoffs will...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Vandalia e-commerce company is closing and laying off nearly 30 employees, according to a letter sent to Ohio government. The Children’s Group, LLC, 6400 Sand Lake Road, is permanently closing, according to a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. About 27 employees will be impacted by the closure, and layoffs will...
Macy’s VR shopping experience powered by Dayton-area firm
 Retailer Macy’s will be expanding the use of technology from a Kettering virtual reality (VR) firm this upcoming holiday season. The department store chain will offer “virtual reality headsets, to make shopping easier and, it hopes, to drive sales,” CNBC reported Monday. Beck Besecker, Marxent chief executive, shared the...

Posted: 6 days ago

Retailer Macy’s will be expanding the use of technology from a Kettering virtual reality (VR) firm this upcoming holiday season. The department store chain will offer “virtual reality headsets, to make shopping easier and, it hopes, to drive sales,” CNBC reported Monday. Beck Besecker, Marxent chief executive, shared the...
760-mph hyperloop from Ohio to Chicago moves closer with new regulations
 An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to Ohio. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation have been created. The hyperloop is expected to transport...

Posted: 5 days ago

An exceptionally fast transportation system may be a step closer to Ohio. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and German insurance company Munich Re said Monday that a set of core safety requirements and certification guidelines for the fledgling mode of transportation have been created. The hyperloop is expected to transport...