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

Carillon Park’s newest building is about to rise
 Construction is underway on a new building at the 65-acre Carillon Park. Ground was broken Thursday on the new 32,000-square-foot Heritage Center of Regional Leadership. The building will be a big one, featuring classrooms, meeting spaces, an exhibit gallery of nationally recognized regional leaders, an outdoor dining plaza, a restored 1904...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Construction is underway on a new building at the 65-acre Carillon Park. Ground was broken Thursday on the new 32,000-square-foot Heritage Center of Regional Leadership. The building will be a big one, featuring classrooms, meeting spaces, an exhibit gallery of nationally recognized regional leaders, an outdoor dining plaza, a restored 1904...
Cordray: DeWine is ‘squishy’ on union issues
 Ohio unions are under attack and need to be strengthened, Richard Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, told a convention of plumbers and pipefitters in Dayton on Thursday. Cordray brought a message tailor-made for unions to the convention at the Dayton Marriott, essentially rejecting any attempt to establish “right to...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Ohio unions are under attack and need to be strengthened, Richard Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, told a convention of plumbers and pipefitters in Dayton on Thursday. Cordray brought a message tailor-made for unions to the convention at the Dayton Marriott, essentially rejecting any attempt to establish “right to...
An area nonprofit that is a world leader in tissue grafts plans $50M expansion, 200 new jobs
 The Community Tissue Services Center is about to double the size of its operations in Kettering and plans to add 200 employees in the next four years, the center’s leaders said Wednesday. The center already distributes more tissue grafts than any other facility in the world, operators say, and the planned $50 million expansion is an...

Posted: 10 hours ago

The Community Tissue Services Center is about to double the size of its operations in Kettering and plans to add 200 employees in the next four years, the center’s leaders said Wednesday. The center already distributes more tissue grafts than any other facility in the world, operators say, and the planned $50 million expansion is an...
Taking flight: Air taxi and delivery drone research awards are made
 A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced. Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical...

Posted: a day ago

A research network that includes Wright State University, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Sinclair Community College awarded $6.3 million to four teams to support research into air taxis and delivery drones, the network has announced. Funding was awarded under the network’s “Sustaining Ohio’s Aeronautical...
Timothy’s expansion, inside and out, is complete
 Interior and energy-related renovation work at Timothy’s Bar on Brown Street is now complete. Recall that last year, a building permit was filed with the city of Dayton for $300,000 in alterations at the 1818 Brown St. building. Recent work on the favorite University of Dayton bar and hangout included a second-floor lounge area, a new...

Posted: a day ago

Interior and energy-related renovation work at Timothy’s Bar on Brown Street is now complete. Recall that last year, a building permit was filed with the city of Dayton for $300,000 in alterations at the 1818 Brown St. building. Recent work on the favorite University of Dayton bar and hangout included a second-floor lounge area, a new...
Trump talks up Air Force One design: ‘Top of the line.’
 President Donald Trump is talking up the planned re-design of Air Force One. Trump told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor recently that the new model of the presidential plane will be updated, both within and outside. RELATED: Deal finalized: $3.9B price tag for two Air Force One airplanes “Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were...

Posted: 2 days ago

President Donald Trump is talking up the planned re-design of Air Force One. Trump told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor recently that the new model of the presidential plane will be updated, both within and outside. RELATED: Deal finalized: $3.9B price tag for two Air Force One airplanes “Boeing gave us a good deal. And we were...
Regional manufacturer plans $4M-plus expansion, 63 new jobs
 Forklift and equipment manufacturer Crown Equipment Corp. is planning a more than $4 million expansion at its New Knoxville facility, an application for a building permit indicates. The expansion at 7587 Ohio 219 will cover 57,460 square feet and is valued at $4,061,037, according to a building permit application filed last month. The expansion...

Posted: 2 days ago

Forklift and equipment manufacturer Crown Equipment Corp. is planning a more than $4 million expansion at its New Knoxville facility, an application for a building permit indicates. The expansion at 7587 Ohio 219 will cover 57,460 square feet and is valued at $4,061,037, according to a building permit application filed last month. The expansion...
Better contracts, ‘auto ID’ tech help CDO find its groove
 Over the past 24 months, Dayton defense contractor CDO Technologies has seen significant growth. The information technology and cyber-security company on Springfield Street has grown both its federal and commercial businesses and that’s a strategy Al Wofford, CDO founder and president, intends to keep pursuing. CDO has “not quite...

Posted: 2 days ago

Over the past 24 months, Dayton defense contractor CDO Technologies has seen significant growth. The information technology and cyber-security company on Springfield Street has grown both its federal and commercial businesses and that’s a strategy Al Wofford, CDO founder and president, intends to keep pursuing. CDO has “not quite...
Passengers flying in drones next step for Dayton/Springfield research
 It’s not science fiction: One day drones will taxi you from skyscraper to skyscraper. And research in the Dayton-Springfield region will help make it happen. A network of Ohio universities is readying to test the concept at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, another sign that this region remains in the forefront of drone development...

Posted: 11 days ago

It’s not science fiction: One day drones will taxi you from skyscraper to skyscraper. And research in the Dayton-Springfield region will help make it happen. A network of Ohio universities is readying to test the concept at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport, another sign that this region remains in the forefront of drone development...
The most valuable brand in Ohio is a Southwest Ohio brand
 The most valuable commercial brand in Ohio is a familiar household name and a Southwestern Ohio brand. Pampers, the diaper produced by Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble — a worldwide retail giant that also has a presence in Union and Mason — is ranked at No. 105 among the nation’s 500 top business brands, according to this...

Posted: 11 days ago

The most valuable commercial brand in Ohio is a familiar household name and a Southwestern Ohio brand. Pampers, the diaper produced by Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble — a worldwide retail giant that also has a presence in Union and Mason — is ranked at No. 105 among the nation’s 500 top business brands, according to this...
Why it’s more expensive to grill your steaks and burgers this summer
 The cost to cook your steak or heat your home has gone up and may continue as U.S exports of propane continue to increase. Residential propane prices have followed crude oil prices up and now are about 30 percent of where they were three years ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Dave Randall, general manager at Apollo...

Posted: 12 days ago

The cost to cook your steak or heat your home has gone up and may continue as U.S exports of propane continue to increase. Residential propane prices have followed crude oil prices up and now are about 30 percent of where they were three years ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Dave Randall, general manager at Apollo...