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

Developer buys more Huber Heights land
 A developer in Huber Heights has spent more than $600,000 on more land off Chambersburg Road in the Lexington Place neighborhood area. Lexington Developers Inc. spent $604,000 to buy about three acres across more than 10 parcels near River Downs Court and Pimlico Place south of Chambersburg, west of Old Troy Pike. For 13 parcels, Montgomery...

Posted: 10 hours ago

A developer in Huber Heights has spent more than $600,000 on more land off Chambersburg Road in the Lexington Place neighborhood area. Lexington Developers Inc. spent $604,000 to buy about three acres across more than 10 parcels near River Downs Court and Pimlico Place south of Chambersburg, west of Old Troy Pike. For 13 parcels, Montgomery...
Gibson pushes back against bankruptcy talk, hires new CFO
 Gibson is pushing back against reports of an impending bankruptcy and has hired a new chief financial officer, who starts with the company Monday. Gibson Brands, Inc., maker of the famed Les Paul and ES-335 electric guitars, released a statement saying it has met all “current obligations to the bondholders, is in the process of arranging...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Gibson is pushing back against reports of an impending bankruptcy and has hired a new chief financial officer, who starts with the company Monday. Gibson Brands, Inc., maker of the famed Les Paul and ES-335 electric guitars, released a statement saying it has met all “current obligations to the bondholders, is in the process of arranging...
A dream home the way you want it: Vandalia firm grows with demand
 Greg Barney’s journey to owner of Unibilt Industries Inc. has included everything from accounting to framing homes. After working as Vandalia’s Unibilt as vice president of business development for several years, took the helm Jan. 1, buying a company that has built more than 12,000 modular homes since the late 1960s. Barney bought...

Posted: a day ago

Greg Barney’s journey to owner of Unibilt Industries Inc. has included everything from accounting to framing homes. After working as Vandalia’s Unibilt as vice president of business development for several years, took the helm Jan. 1, buying a company that has built more than 12,000 modular homes since the late 1960s. Barney bought...
St. Mary’s trailer dealer opens Harrison Twp. site
 A St. Mary’s trailer and snow-plow dealer is expanding into the Dayton area. Midway Trailers Sales was born in 1999 as a small trailer sales lot and repair facility, purchased 13 years later by Roger and Deb Miller. The Millers expanded Midway’s selection and has brought the business to a new home in Harrison Township, the Dayton...

Posted: 3 days ago

A St. Mary’s trailer and snow-plow dealer is expanding into the Dayton area. Midway Trailers Sales was born in 1999 as a small trailer sales lot and repair facility, purchased 13 years later by Roger and Deb Miller. The Millers expanded Midway’s selection and has brought the business to a new home in Harrison Township, the Dayton...
Brown pushes union pension recovery plan in Dayton
 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited with Teamsters members and retirees Friday to push legislation he argues could save a string of ailing blue-collar pensions. Brown, D-Ohio, visited the Harrison Twp. offices of Teamsters Local 957 to discuss the shortfalls that threaten the union pensions of 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees...

Posted: 3 days ago

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited with Teamsters members and retirees Friday to push legislation he argues could save a string of ailing blue-collar pensions. Brown, D-Ohio, visited the Harrison Twp. offices of Teamsters Local 957 to discuss the shortfalls that threaten the union pensions of 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees...
U.S. senator on gun violence: We need more than thoughts and prayers
 In the wake of the school shooting in Florida this week that took the lives of at least 17 students, one U.S. senator in Dayton Friday said the problem needs more than “thoughts and prayers.” “It’s one school shooting after another,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. “Politician after politician says, &lsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

In the wake of the school shooting in Florida this week that took the lives of at least 17 students, one U.S. senator in Dayton Friday said the problem needs more than “thoughts and prayers.” “It’s one school shooting after another,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. “Politician after politician says, &lsquo...
Attorneys for DP&L: Utility needs $55M for ‘reasonable rate of return’
 Attorneys for Dayton Power and Light argue that the utility is already failing to achieve a “reasonable rate of return” and shouldn’t be asked to lower rates, even after the recent federal corporate tax cut. In fact, DP&L needs to increase rates by some $55 million, the attorneys said in a filing Thursday with the Public...

Posted: 3 days ago

Attorneys for Dayton Power and Light argue that the utility is already failing to achieve a “reasonable rate of return” and shouldn’t be asked to lower rates, even after the recent federal corporate tax cut. In fact, DP&L needs to increase rates by some $55 million, the attorneys said in a filing Thursday with the Public...
Sen. Brown to push for pension relief in Dayton
 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will be in Dayton Friday to push for legislation he contends will protect the strained pensions of several unions. Brown will visit the Dayton offices of Teamsters Local 957 to talk about the shortfalls that threaten the pensions of 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide. Earlier this month...

Posted: 4 days ago

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will be in Dayton Friday to push for legislation he contends will protect the strained pensions of several unions. Brown will visit the Dayton offices of Teamsters Local 957 to talk about the shortfalls that threaten the pensions of 60,000 Ohioans and 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide. Earlier this month...
Cleveland Fed names two locals to branch board
 Two Dayton-area entrepreneurs have been named to the Cincinnati branch board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the bank said Thursday. David Evans, president and chief executive of Dayton machining company TESSEC LLC, was appointed a director. So was Jenell Ross, president of Bob Ross Auto Group in Centerville. The Fed Bank in Cleveland...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two Dayton-area entrepreneurs have been named to the Cincinnati branch board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the bank said Thursday. David Evans, president and chief executive of Dayton machining company TESSEC LLC, was appointed a director. So was Jenell Ross, president of Bob Ross Auto Group in Centerville. The Fed Bank in Cleveland...
Dayton's 'Tech Startup of the Year' launches new app partnership
 Dayton software and app development firm Mile Two has been more than a little busy. Just in the last three weeks: Mile Two has been hailed as the Dayton Development Coalition’s “best entrepreneurial tech start-up of the year” and now is unveiling a partnership with CuroStudio, a Dayton-based technology venture which will...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton software and app development firm Mile Two has been more than a little busy. Just in the last three weeks: Mile Two has been hailed as the Dayton Development Coalition’s “best entrepreneurial tech start-up of the year” and now is unveiling a partnership with CuroStudio, a Dayton-based technology venture which will...
Former LexisNexis exec joins Dayton law firm
 Lynn Reynolds, a former vice president at LexisNexis, has joined Dayton law firm Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL. Reynolds, who was head of legal at LexisNexis, will focus her practice on employment and corporate compliance counseling. “She brings the unique perspective of having worked within organizations as both an advisor...

Posted: 4 days ago

Lynn Reynolds, a former vice president at LexisNexis, has joined Dayton law firm Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL. Reynolds, who was head of legal at LexisNexis, will focus her practice on employment and corporate compliance counseling. “She brings the unique perspective of having worked within organizations as both an advisor...