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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Shook Construction may move to new HQ
 The Shook Construction headquarters building on Northcutt Place is on the market, and the company may soon have an announcement about a corporate move to a new location. A Shook spokeswoman could not offer details Wednesday, but she said the company may have more to say on the matter in about two weeks. RELATED: Shook shapes Dayton in 90...

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The Shook Construction headquarters building on Northcutt Place is on the market, and the company may soon have an announcement about a corporate move to a new location. A Shook spokeswoman could not offer details Wednesday, but she said the company may have more to say on the matter in about two weeks. RELATED: Shook shapes Dayton in 90...
Local lawsuit spotlights lingering foreclosure perils
 While the national foreclosure crisis no longer commands much attention, a seven-year-old lawsuit tied to the foreclosure of a Centerville home continues to wind its way through the federal court system, at times getting national attention -- and illustrating the enduring problems created by the crisis. The case highlights “the problem...

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While the national foreclosure crisis no longer commands much attention, a seven-year-old lawsuit tied to the foreclosure of a Centerville home continues to wind its way through the federal court system, at times getting national attention -- and illustrating the enduring problems created by the crisis. The case highlights “the problem...
New local pollution fee could make local manufacturing more expensive
 A proposal that could increase air pollution control fees paid by more than 600 companies in the region to the tune of several thousands of dollars is seeing growing opposition. Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery County is considering the new fees for local manufacturers and utilities its Regional Air Pollution Control Agency oversee...

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A proposal that could increase air pollution control fees paid by more than 600 companies in the region to the tune of several thousands of dollars is seeing growing opposition. Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery County is considering the new fees for local manufacturers and utilities its Regional Air Pollution Control Agency oversee...
Regulators weigh new air pollution fees for Dayton-area companies
 Public health and clean-air regulars are considering new fees for local manufacturers and utilities they oversee. One proposed fee would impose up to a total of $27,250 in new annual charges to Dayton Power and Light, according to numbers provided by Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County. This summer, the Public Health department began...

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Public health and clean-air regulars are considering new fees for local manufacturers and utilities they oversee. One proposed fee would impose up to a total of $27,250 in new annual charges to Dayton Power and Light, according to numbers provided by Public Health-Dayton and Montgomery County. This summer, the Public Health department began...
Jobless rates across region on the rise
 Regional unemployment rates for area counties and cities edged up in July 2017 compared to last July, according to new state numbers released Tuesday. Montgomery County’s July jobless rate of 5.2 percent was a bit higher than the 4.9 percent recorded in July 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. However...

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Regional unemployment rates for area counties and cities edged up in July 2017 compared to last July, according to new state numbers released Tuesday. Montgomery County’s July jobless rate of 5.2 percent was a bit higher than the 4.9 percent recorded in July 2016, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. However...
RTA riders can use new mobile app to plan travel
 An increasingly widespread mobile app is announcing a partnership with Greater Dayton Regional Transit Agency. Mobile app “Moovit” said RTA will add the Moovit app on its website (www.i-riderta.org/) and will encourages riders to download the free app on their iOS or Android phones. The agreement will let RTA riders use Moovit...

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An increasingly widespread mobile app is announcing a partnership with Greater Dayton Regional Transit Agency. Mobile app “Moovit” said RTA will add the Moovit app on its website (www.i-riderta.org/) and will encourages riders to download the free app on their iOS or Android phones. The agreement will let RTA riders use Moovit...
Charter to have a hiring event Tuesday
 Charter Communications, Inc. is hiring 35 customer service representatives and 10 field technicians for open positions in Kettering. If you’re interested, a hiring event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., then 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday at 1505 E. David Road. Customer service representatives provide basic customer support related to Charter...

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Charter Communications, Inc. is hiring 35 customer service representatives and 10 field technicians for open positions in Kettering. If you’re interested, a hiring event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., then 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday at 1505 E. David Road. Customer service representatives provide basic customer support related to Charter...
New chapter in Afghanistan could boost air power, WPAFB
 President Donald Trump is set to visit Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. tonight for an announcement on his military plans for Afghanistan and South Asia. What could this mean for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base? Defense Secretary James Mattis indicated over the weekend that the president had made a decision regarding how to go forward in the nearly...

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President Donald Trump is set to visit Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. tonight for an announcement on his military plans for Afghanistan and South Asia. What could this mean for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base? Defense Secretary James Mattis indicated over the weekend that the president had made a decision regarding how to go forward in the nearly...
Scooping up profits: Dayton-area ice cream couple rolls on
 Shelly and James “Jimbo” Greenberg’s business is selling ice cream — and if you ask them, business is good. The married couple and their employees have been selling frozen treats across the Dayton area for close to a quarter of a century. Today, they have a fleet of some 20 vans and right-hand-drive Jeeps plying their...

Posted: 3 days ago

Shelly and James “Jimbo” Greenberg’s business is selling ice cream — and if you ask them, business is good. The married couple and their employees have been selling frozen treats across the Dayton area for close to a quarter of a century. Today, they have a fleet of some 20 vans and right-hand-drive Jeeps plying their...
Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office
 Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017. Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday. RELATED...

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Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017. Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday. RELATED...
Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on
 A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the...

Posted: 4 days ago

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the...