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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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Dayton Mall Applebee’s property sold
 A Miami Twp. Applebee’s Grill and Bar restaurant property has sold for nearly $1.64 million, Montgomery County property records show. MORE: Dayton home sales are on the March The transaction happened Monday, with AP Dayton LLC buying the 105 N. Springboro Pike property from Cypress Grove Holdings for $1.638 million, records show...

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A Miami Twp. Applebee’s Grill and Bar restaurant property has sold for nearly $1.64 million, Montgomery County property records show. MORE: Dayton home sales are on the March The transaction happened Monday, with AP Dayton LLC buying the 105 N. Springboro Pike property from Cypress Grove Holdings for $1.638 million, records show...
Dayton homes sales march on in March
 Sales of single-family and condominiums reported in March by Dayton Realtors totaled 1,288, the highest monthly sales so far in 2018, according to Dayton Realtors. “These sales figures couldn’t top last March’s numbers though, dropping one percent and missing the mark by just thirteen sales,” the association of local...

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Sales of single-family and condominiums reported in March by Dayton Realtors totaled 1,288, the highest monthly sales so far in 2018, according to Dayton Realtors. “These sales figures couldn’t top last March’s numbers though, dropping one percent and missing the mark by just thirteen sales,” the association of local...
500 people from two local companies inspect fan blades after fatal accident
 The aircraft engine made by a company based in the greater Cincinnati area, CFM International, is getting increasing scrutiny. CFM late last week issued a new service bulletin to operators of CFM56-7B engines, which power the Boeing Next-Generation 737. It calls for inspections of fan blades on engines that have been in service for a long...

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The aircraft engine made by a company based in the greater Cincinnati area, CFM International, is getting increasing scrutiny. CFM late last week issued a new service bulletin to operators of CFM56-7B engines, which power the Boeing Next-Generation 737. It calls for inspections of fan blades on engines that have been in service for a long...
Chinese trade tensions: Fuyao cited as example on how it should work
 If there’s a path through trade tensions between the United States and China, maybe a manufacturer in Moraine shows the way. That was one hope expressed when Fuyao Glass America welcomed Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, to its Moraine plant Thursday. There, she met with more than a dozen Dayton-area business...

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If there’s a path through trade tensions between the United States and China, maybe a manufacturer in Moraine shows the way. That was one hope expressed when Fuyao Glass America welcomed Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, to its Moraine plant Thursday. There, she met with more than a dozen Dayton-area business...
Companies from across the world travel to new area plant: See why
 At home in its new $13 million headquarters for six months, United Grinding showcased its new building in Miami Twp. to the rest of the world last week. The company opened the doors to its 2100 United Grinding Blvd. (found off Old Byers Road) home to about 300 people from America, Europe and elsewhere over two days last week.  The occasion...

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At home in its new $13 million headquarters for six months, United Grinding showcased its new building in Miami Twp. to the rest of the world last week. The company opened the doors to its 2100 United Grinding Blvd. (found off Old Byers Road) home to about 300 people from America, Europe and elsewhere over two days last week.  The occasion...
Manufacturing helps boost Ohio jobs again
 Ohio’s unemployment rate fell slightly last month, to 4.4 percent from 4.5 percent in February — and once again, manufacturing helped provide the boost. The state’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 10,800 in March, from a revised 5,568,400 in February to 5,579,200, the state said in a monthly jobs report...

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Ohio’s unemployment rate fell slightly last month, to 4.4 percent from 4.5 percent in February — and once again, manufacturing helped provide the boost. The state’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 10,800 in March, from a revised 5,568,400 in February to 5,579,200, the state said in a monthly jobs report...
Trade concerns top Chinese ambassador’s discussion at Fuyao
 If there's a path through trade tensions between the United States and China, maybe a manufacturer in Moraine shows the way.  That was one hope expressed when Fuyao Glass America welcomed Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, to its Moraine plant Thursday. There, she met with more than a dozen Dayton-area business...

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If there's a path through trade tensions between the United States and China, maybe a manufacturer in Moraine shows the way.  That was one hope expressed when Fuyao Glass America welcomed Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Chinese consul general in New York, to its Moraine plant Thursday. There, she met with more than a dozen Dayton-area business...
FAA will require inspections of engines made by Butler County company
 The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday evening it will require inspections of aircraft engines made by a Butler County company involved in the emergency that killed at least one passenger on Southwest Flight 1380. “The FAA will issue an airworthiness directive within the next two weeks that will require inspections of certain...

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The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday evening it will require inspections of aircraft engines made by a Butler County company involved in the emergency that killed at least one passenger on Southwest Flight 1380. “The FAA will issue an airworthiness directive within the next two weeks that will require inspections of certain...
P&G makes acquisition, reports solid quarter
 On the heels of announcing a major acquisition, Cincinnati-based household goods powerhouse Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) is reporting a solid quarter. The company reported fiscal year third quarter 2018 net sales of $16.3 billion, four percent above the same point in the prior year. Diluted net earnings per share were 95 cents, an increase...

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On the heels of announcing a major acquisition, Cincinnati-based household goods powerhouse Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) is reporting a solid quarter. The company reported fiscal year third quarter 2018 net sales of $16.3 billion, four percent above the same point in the prior year. Diluted net earnings per share were 95 cents, an increase...
Dayton office market sees first occupancy loss in two years
 There were bright spots in the Dayton-area office market in the first quarter of the year, even as occupancy overall fell. A defense contractor signed a lease for office space in Fairborn in the first quarter of 2018. Aptima signed a lease for just over 11,000 square feet at 2555 University Drive in Fairborn, according to a recent real estate...

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There were bright spots in the Dayton-area office market in the first quarter of the year, even as occupancy overall fell. A defense contractor signed a lease for office space in Fairborn in the first quarter of 2018. Aptima signed a lease for just over 11,000 square feet at 2555 University Drive in Fairborn, according to a recent real estate...
UDRI tests jet engine parts impacted in fatal Southwest emergency
 One of 24 fan blades from the Southwest jetliner forced to an emergency landing Tuesday was missing, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Wednesday. The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) tests fan blade casings or housings for their ability to withstand emergencies, bird strikes and other sudden strikes...

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One of 24 fan blades from the Southwest jetliner forced to an emergency landing Tuesday was missing, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Wednesday. The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) tests fan blade casings or housings for their ability to withstand emergencies, bird strikes and other sudden strikes...