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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Kroger, Ohio manufacturers ask top court to revisit DP&L ruling
 The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, Kroger and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association are asking the state’s top court to reconsider a recent ruling that said DP&L customers aren’t entitled to a refund. The three organizations jointly filed a motion Monday asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its October 4 ruling against...

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The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, Kroger and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association are asking the state’s top court to reconsider a recent ruling that said DP&L customers aren’t entitled to a refund. The three organizations jointly filed a motion Monday asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its October 4 ruling against...
Construction begins on new UD building
 Construction has started on a building meant to house the Dayton Foundation, the Dayton Development Coalition and the University of Dayton’s (UD) Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, the university said Tuesday. Ferguson Construction has started work on the $8.4-million, 38,000-square-foot building, which will be at 1401 S. Main...

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Construction has started on a building meant to house the Dayton Foundation, the Dayton Development Coalition and the University of Dayton’s (UD) Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, the university said Tuesday. Ferguson Construction has started work on the $8.4-million, 38,000-square-foot building, which will be at 1401 S. Main...
Workers’ lawsuit against Fuyao: What happens next?
 It appears that the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati is setting up the rules of the road for the discovery process in a workers’ class-action lawsuit against Fuyao Glass America. According to a report filed with the court Monday, the discovery process will be limited to 120 “opt-in” plaintiffs. Fuyao, one of the Dayton...

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It appears that the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati is setting up the rules of the road for the discovery process in a workers’ class-action lawsuit against Fuyao Glass America. According to a report filed with the court Monday, the discovery process will be limited to 120 “opt-in” plaintiffs. Fuyao, one of the Dayton...
Dayton architectural firm buys Mound property
 Dayton’s Pinnacle Architects recently bought one of the larger remaining Mound Business Park buildings, 480 Vantage Point, according to a Miller-Valentine Group executive. The company bought the building for $375,000, said Gerry Smith, senior vice president of Miller-Valentine, who represented the Mound park in the transaction. Pinnacle...

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Dayton’s Pinnacle Architects recently bought one of the larger remaining Mound Business Park buildings, 480 Vantage Point, according to a Miller-Valentine Group executive. The company bought the building for $375,000, said Gerry Smith, senior vice president of Miller-Valentine, who represented the Mound park in the transaction. Pinnacle...
Dayton Air Show unveils five new attractions for 2019 show
 The next Vectren Dayton Air Show isn’t until next summer, but attractions are lining up now. The show Monday announced five attractions to the 2019 show. The British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers, Skip Stewart and Jacquie B. These performers will join the US Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team announced...

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The next Vectren Dayton Air Show isn’t until next summer, but attractions are lining up now. The show Monday announced five attractions to the 2019 show. The British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers, Skip Stewart and Jacquie B. These performers will join the US Air Force Thunderbirds jet demonstration team announced...
SCAM GUIDE: How to spot investment fraud, and how to get help
 A former Dayton investment advisor misappropriated more than $1.6 million from clients — many who were elderly — for the past 14 years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a complaint. The SEC termed the actions of John Gregory Schmidt a “long-running scheme.” Here’s what you need to know to about...

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A former Dayton investment advisor misappropriated more than $1.6 million from clients — many who were elderly — for the past 14 years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in a complaint. The SEC termed the actions of John Gregory Schmidt a “long-running scheme.” Here’s what you need to know to about...
Schemes to defraud older investors growing more widespread
 By the time state and federal investigators closed in, a former Dayton financial broker is accused of having misappropriated more than $1 million by creating fake financial statements and shifting funds between customers — many of them elderly. Bellbrook resident and former Dayton broker John Gregory Schmidt misappropriated more than...

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By the time state and federal investigators closed in, a former Dayton financial broker is accused of having misappropriated more than $1 million by creating fake financial statements and shifting funds between customers — many of them elderly. Bellbrook resident and former Dayton broker John Gregory Schmidt misappropriated more than...
Miami Valley Hospital searching for new president
 Miami Valley Hospital is seeking to hire a new president. The Dayton hospital is the largest in the region and is now led by Michael Maiberger, who is also serving in the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer at Premier Health. Premier Health president and CEO Mary Boosalis said in a memo to health system leadership...

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Miami Valley Hospital is seeking to hire a new president. The Dayton hospital is the largest in the region and is now led by Michael Maiberger, who is also serving in the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer at Premier Health. Premier Health president and CEO Mary Boosalis said in a memo to health system leadership...
Top Air Force officers assess Hurricane Michael’s wrath
 Top Air Force officers are evaluating the massive devastation Hurricane Michael wreaked this week on Tyndall Air Force Base, located on the Florida panhandle. In a video placed on Facebook, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein express concern about the Tyndall community following the hurricane...

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Top Air Force officers are evaluating the massive devastation Hurricane Michael wreaked this week on Tyndall Air Force Base, located on the Florida panhandle. In a video placed on Facebook, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein express concern about the Tyndall community following the hurricane...
One Dayton nursing facility sold, another to transition operations
 A pair of nursing facilities in Dayton are in transition. The 323 Forest Ave. property of Forest View Care and Rehabilitation Center in Dayton was just sold for nearly $1.7 million, property records show. Also in Dayton, The Cottages of Clayton will close its skilled nursing facility at 2212 N. Main St., but no jobs are expected to be lost...

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A pair of nursing facilities in Dayton are in transition. The 323 Forest Ave. property of Forest View Care and Rehabilitation Center in Dayton was just sold for nearly $1.7 million, property records show. Also in Dayton, The Cottages of Clayton will close its skilled nursing facility at 2212 N. Main St., but no jobs are expected to be lost...
GE Aviation secures $250M turbines contract
 General Electric Aviation has been awarded a $250,000,000 “indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity” (IDIQ) contract for work on advanced turbine technologies. The mission is to develop, demonstrate and transition advanced turbine propulsion, power and thermal technologies, the Department of Defense said in a release. MORE: ...

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General Electric Aviation has been awarded a $250,000,000 “indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity” (IDIQ) contract for work on advanced turbine technologies. The mission is to develop, demonstrate and transition advanced turbine propulsion, power and thermal technologies, the Department of Defense said in a release. MORE: ...