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

GE Aviation, Teradata team up on airline analytics
 GE Aviation and Teradata are teaming up to help airlines with data, the companies said. GE and Teradata — two important employers in Southwestern Ohio — said they will “jointly provide products and services to specified commercial aviation markets” on data analytics. RELATED: GE, CFM ‘blitz’ competition...

Posted: 7 hours ago

GE Aviation and Teradata are teaming up to help airlines with data, the companies said. GE and Teradata — two important employers in Southwestern Ohio — said they will “jointly provide products and services to specified commercial aviation markets” on data analytics. RELATED: GE, CFM ‘blitz’ competition...
Fuyao labor relations board hearing set for possible UAW vote
 The National Labor Relations Board’s Cincinnati office is starting the process of looking at whether to schedule a vote for about 1,500 Fuyao Glass America workers on whether to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The union isn’t saying how many signatures of Fuyao workers petitioning for a union representation election...

Posted: 13 hours ago

The National Labor Relations Board’s Cincinnati office is starting the process of looking at whether to schedule a vote for about 1,500 Fuyao Glass America workers on whether to join the United Auto Workers (UAW). The union isn’t saying how many signatures of Fuyao workers petitioning for a union representation election...
Fuyao workers seek union election: What we know now
 Employees at Fuyao Glass America today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at Fuyao’s Moraine plant, the United Auto Worker said in a statement. RELATED: Growing pains at Fuyao as workers consider union “Fuyao employees, whose worries about workplace safety have led to complaints...

Posted: a day ago

Employees at Fuyao Glass America today filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a representation election at Fuyao’s Moraine plant, the United Auto Worker said in a statement. RELATED: Growing pains at Fuyao as workers consider union “Fuyao employees, whose worries about workplace safety have led to complaints...
Port Authority to own Levitt Pavilion land
 Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority trustees voted unanimously Monday to hold title to land set aside for Dayton’s planned new downtown entertainment venue, the Levitt Pavilion, hoping the move will make development there easier. Under the arrangement, the Port Authority will own the land set aside for the pavilion at Dave Hall...

Posted: a day ago

Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority trustees voted unanimously Monday to hold title to land set aside for Dayton’s planned new downtown entertainment venue, the Levitt Pavilion, hoping the move will make development there easier. Under the arrangement, the Port Authority will own the land set aside for the pavilion at Dave Hall...
Dayton manufacturing trade show to showcase robots, newest tech
 The Dayton Region Manufacturing Association’s annual trade show — dubbed the “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show” — begins Wednesday at the Dayton Convention Center downtown. It’s the annual chance for manufacturers in a 14-county area around Dayton to rub elbows with customers, suppliers and partners...

Posted: a day ago

The Dayton Region Manufacturing Association’s annual trade show — dubbed the “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show” — begins Wednesday at the Dayton Convention Center downtown. It’s the annual chance for manufacturers in a 14-county area around Dayton to rub elbows with customers, suppliers and partners...
BLACK FRIDAY REPORT: Macy’s will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day
 Macy’s will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, according to a web site that follows — and tries to predict — the Black Friday plans of national department stores. BestBlackFriday.com said Macy’s opened at 5 p.m. last year on Thanksgiving, and the store opened at 6 p.m. that day in 2015 and 2014. Macy&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Macy’s will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, according to a web site that follows — and tries to predict — the Black Friday plans of national department stores. BestBlackFriday.com said Macy’s opened at 5 p.m. last year on Thanksgiving, and the store opened at 6 p.m. that day in 2015 and 2014. Macy&rsquo...
Greenon HS students gather at vigil for Clark Co. teen killed in crash
 Greenon High School teacher Cathy Turner remembers Kenny DePhillip as a fun-loving, practical jokester who was friends with everyone at the school. “He was just an all-around amazing, good kid and a great loss to our community,” Turner said. DePhillip was killed when the car he was riding in crashed into a pole near Fowler and...

Posted: 2 days ago

Greenon High School teacher Cathy Turner remembers Kenny DePhillip as a fun-loving, practical jokester who was friends with everyone at the school. “He was just an all-around amazing, good kid and a great loss to our community,” Turner said. DePhillip was killed when the car he was riding in crashed into a pole near Fowler and...
Woman killed in Ohio 4 crash identified
 RIVERSIDE UPDATE: 4:54 p.m. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the woman killed on Ohio 4 in Riverside Saturday night as Alysha Lewis, 30, of Riverside. FIRST REPORT A fatal crash is under investigation tonight on Ohio 4 just south of Harshman Road in Riverside. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said its investigators...

Posted: 2 days ago

RIVERSIDE UPDATE: 4:54 p.m. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the woman killed on Ohio 4 in Riverside Saturday night as Alysha Lewis, 30, of Riverside. FIRST REPORT A fatal crash is under investigation tonight on Ohio 4 just south of Harshman Road in Riverside. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said its investigators...
Has Tesla lost its shine?
 Tesla fired an estimated 400 to 700 workers late last week. Accounts and estimates vary, but the maker of electrically-powered automobiles let go of hundreds of workers during an employee review process — and at a time when the storied company is trying to boost production of its Model 3, the car hailed as its “mass production&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Tesla fired an estimated 400 to 700 workers late last week. Accounts and estimates vary, but the maker of electrically-powered automobiles let go of hundreds of workers during an employee review process — and at a time when the storied company is trying to boost production of its Model 3, the car hailed as its “mass production&rdquo...
Fanny-pack-wearing friend steals show at Dayton wedding
 A Dayton man is getting national attention for tossing flowers, wearing fanny packs and generally stealing the show at the Oct. 7 wedding of some friends. ABC News, Yahoo Lifestyle and others picked up the story of Jake Clark’s wedding escapades. Clark donned a trio of fanny packs — maybe more, who’s counting? — and...

Posted: 2 days ago

A Dayton man is getting national attention for tossing flowers, wearing fanny packs and generally stealing the show at the Oct. 7 wedding of some friends. ABC News, Yahoo Lifestyle and others picked up the story of Jake Clark’s wedding escapades. Clark donned a trio of fanny packs — maybe more, who’s counting? — and...
Weird weather: How farmers are handling it
 So the weather in recent weeks has been strange. Brisk September days. Warm, humid October nights. Drought — then almost constant rain. The temperature today is predicted to drop several degrees just this afternoon. How are farmers handling this weird weather at harvest time? MORE: NFL-boycotting restaurant owner says business...

Posted: 2 days ago

So the weather in recent weeks has been strange. Brisk September days. Warm, humid October nights. Drought — then almost constant rain. The temperature today is predicted to drop several degrees just this afternoon. How are farmers handling this weird weather at harvest time? MORE: NFL-boycotting restaurant owner says business...