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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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NEW JOBS: CareSource hosts hiring event Wednesday
 If you’re looking for a job in the health care customer service business, Dayton-based CareSource would like a word with you. CareSource is hosting a hiring event for customer care advocates Wednesday at Sinclair Community College. RELATED: New health care act could cost this region billions, study shows The event will be 10 a...

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If you’re looking for a job in the health care customer service business, Dayton-based CareSource would like a word with you. CareSource is hosting a hiring event for customer care advocates Wednesday at Sinclair Community College. RELATED: New health care act could cost this region billions, study shows The event will be 10 a...
Professor fired after criticizing Warmbier and ‘white clueless males’
 A Delaware adjunct college professor who said on social media that Otto Warmbier’s “cluelessness” got him killed found her remarks got her fired from her job. On her personal Facebook page, Kathy Dettwyler, a former adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, wrote that Warmbier situation was “typical of a mindset...

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A Delaware adjunct college professor who said on social media that Otto Warmbier’s “cluelessness” got him killed found her remarks got her fired from her job. On her personal Facebook page, Kathy Dettwyler, a former adjunct professor at the University of Delaware, wrote that Warmbier situation was “typical of a mindset...
Two Ohio-made vehicles on top American-made cars index
 Two vehicles made in Ohio have made Cars.com’s 2017 “American-made” index for top American-made cars. The vehicles are the Jeep Wrangler — including the Wrangler Unlimited four-door model — and the Jeep Cherokee, both made in Toledo, and the Acura RDX, which is made in East Liberty. RELATED: Fuyao celebrates...

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Two vehicles made in Ohio have made Cars.com’s 2017 “American-made” index for top American-made cars. The vehicles are the Jeep Wrangler — including the Wrangler Unlimited four-door model — and the Jeep Cherokee, both made in Toledo, and the Acura RDX, which is made in East Liberty. RELATED: Fuyao celebrates...
Airbag maker declares bankruptcy
 Weighed down by lawsuits and the largest auto parts recall in history, Japanese air bag maker Takata began the process of seeking bankruptcy protection Sunday in in the United States and Japan. RELATED: More unfixed auto recalls on roadways The manufacturer also said it would sell many of its assets to Michigan-based Key Safety Systems...

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Weighed down by lawsuits and the largest auto parts recall in history, Japanese air bag maker Takata began the process of seeking bankruptcy protection Sunday in in the United States and Japan. RELATED: More unfixed auto recalls on roadways The manufacturer also said it would sell many of its assets to Michigan-based Key Safety Systems...
Medical pot business applications flower across area
 Ohio is taking applications from would-be medical marijuana cultivators for state business licenses, and the application period for large-scale growers ends Friday, June 30. The Dayton area is attracting its share of them. The city of Dayton has six applicants who meet city and state zoning rules, said Keith Klein, senior development specialist...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio is taking applications from would-be medical marijuana cultivators for state business licenses, and the application period for large-scale growers ends Friday, June 30. The Dayton area is attracting its share of them. The city of Dayton has six applicants who meet city and state zoning rules, said Keith Klein, senior development specialist...
Battery company considering $56M investment in Kettering plant
 Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.’s CEO said his company is considering spending more than $50 million on manufacturing operations at his company’s Miami Valley Research Park location in Kettering. The company opened its Kettering facility last November. Since then, the company has slowly grown the facility with a “phased move-in...

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Xerion Advanced Battery Corp.’s CEO said his company is considering spending more than $50 million on manufacturing operations at his company’s Miami Valley Research Park location in Kettering. The company opened its Kettering facility last November. Since then, the company has slowly grown the facility with a “phased move-in...
Local developer builds buildings, relationships
 Longtime developer Bob Mills says he has always found a way to buttress his commercial endeavors with philanthropic work. While Mills’ companies — Mills Development and Synergy Building Systems — created a thriving commercial corridor in Beavercreek, Mills said he saw a need for a hospital and medical office building in...

Posted: 7 days ago

Longtime developer Bob Mills says he has always found a way to buttress his commercial endeavors with philanthropic work. While Mills’ companies — Mills Development and Synergy Building Systems — created a thriving commercial corridor in Beavercreek, Mills said he saw a need for a hospital and medical office building in...
Amazon makes area grocery wars hotter: What you need to know
 A crowded local grocery market became more interesting — and probably more competitive — as online retail powerhouse Amazon announced Friday that it will buy organic foods specialist Whole Foods, which currently has stores in Washington Twp., Mason and Cincinnati. Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Inc. said they have entered into...

Posted: 9 days ago

A crowded local grocery market became more interesting — and probably more competitive — as online retail powerhouse Amazon announced Friday that it will buy organic foods specialist Whole Foods, which currently has stores in Washington Twp., Mason and Cincinnati. Amazon and Whole Foods Market, Inc. said they have entered into...
High-rise fire pose special challenges, local fire chief says
 The fire that destroyed a London high-rise Wednesday is one of a firefighter’s worst nightmares, Dayton Fire Chief Jeffery Payne said. “A high-rise fire is the most complex fire you can respond to,” Payne said. At least 12 people were thought dead Wednesday afternoon in the 24-story Grenfell Tower fire, although authorities...

Posted: 11 days ago

The fire that destroyed a London high-rise Wednesday is one of a firefighter’s worst nightmares, Dayton Fire Chief Jeffery Payne said. “A high-rise fire is the most complex fire you can respond to,” Payne said. At least 12 people were thought dead Wednesday afternoon in the 24-story Grenfell Tower fire, although authorities...
Business leaders want more Dayton airport flights, destinations
 A lack of direct flights or even the number of flights from the Dayton International Airport costs area companies thousands in extra expenses annually, business leaders said. A group of about a dozen local business leaders have formed a committee — dubbed the “Corporate Airport Advisory Group” — in an effort to attract...

Posted: 12 days ago

A lack of direct flights or even the number of flights from the Dayton International Airport costs area companies thousands in extra expenses annually, business leaders said. A group of about a dozen local business leaders have formed a committee — dubbed the “Corporate Airport Advisory Group” — in an effort to attract...
Dayton-area employers expect to make new hires
 A sizable percentage of Dayton-area employers will be hiring this summer, if a new survey is any indication. Employers in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area (which includes Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties) will hire at a “healthy clip” from July through September. according to the ManpowerGroup’s latest employment...

Posted: 13 days ago

A sizable percentage of Dayton-area employers will be hiring this summer, if a new survey is any indication. Employers in the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area (which includes Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties) will hire at a “healthy clip” from July through September. according to the ManpowerGroup’s latest employment...