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

City buys riverfront land for new ‘entertainment district’
 Another piece in a long-planned “entertainment district” along the Great Miami River appears to have fallen in place. Property records are showing that the city of West Carrollton has bought riverfront property along Marina Drive for the potential district. The city picked up about a half-acre of former auto dealership property...

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Another piece in a long-planned “entertainment district” along the Great Miami River appears to have fallen in place. Property records are showing that the city of West Carrollton has bought riverfront property along Marina Drive for the potential district. The city picked up about a half-acre of former auto dealership property...
Tech firm wins $100K to work on AFRL data
 A Miamisburg technology firm, Ignyte Assurance Platform —which last summer changed its name from MAFAZO LLC — has received Ohio Third Frontier funding to work with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) , based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The company was awarded $100,000 to develop and integrate cybersecurity technology...

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A Miamisburg technology firm, Ignyte Assurance Platform —which last summer changed its name from MAFAZO LLC — has received Ohio Third Frontier funding to work with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) , based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The company was awarded $100,000 to develop and integrate cybersecurity technology...
Tech firm to move into renovated historic downtown  building
 A start-up software company has been identified as the first tenant in a new Woodard Development project. The cyber-physical software company Tangram Flex will occupy nearly 7,000 square feet of the fifth floor of the building located at 607 E Third St. beginning in April 2019. MORE: Why optimism has fled the auto industry The company...

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A start-up software company has been identified as the first tenant in a new Woodard Development project. The cyber-physical software company Tangram Flex will occupy nearly 7,000 square feet of the fifth floor of the building located at 607 E Third St. beginning in April 2019. MORE: Why optimism has fled the auto industry The company...
Why optimism has fled the auto industry
 Auto dealers today are no longer optimistic about market conditions, a new survey has found. The Q4 2018 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index takes measure of how U.S. auto dealers, both franchised and independent, are feeling about the auto business and vehicle sales. The survey was taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6, 2018, with questions...

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Auto dealers today are no longer optimistic about market conditions, a new survey has found. The Q4 2018 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index takes measure of how U.S. auto dealers, both franchised and independent, are feeling about the auto business and vehicle sales. The survey was taken between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6, 2018, with questions...
Next DP&L leader will face changing company, utility needs
 Dayton Power and Light’s next chief executive will take over a power company that has greatly changed in past years with workforce and business restructuring. For the second time in less than a year, the company that supplies power to 515,000 customers in 24 counties throughout west central Ohio announced this week a change at the company&rsquo...

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Dayton Power and Light’s next chief executive will take over a power company that has greatly changed in past years with workforce and business restructuring. For the second time in less than a year, the company that supplies power to 515,000 customers in 24 counties throughout west central Ohio announced this week a change at the company&rsquo...
DoD pays DP&L $28M+ for Wright-Patt power
 DP&L has been awarded a more than $28 million contract for services at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The award to Dayton Power and Light Co. is for electricity supplied to the base. The contract expires Dec. 31, 2019. RELATED: Coalition: Wright-Patt has best acquisition workforce ‘in...

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DP&L has been awarded a more than $28 million contract for services at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The award to Dayton Power and Light Co. is for electricity supplied to the base. The contract expires Dec. 31, 2019. RELATED: Coalition: Wright-Patt has best acquisition workforce ‘in...
$1.5 million recommended for 850+ new jobs
 The promise of a Fortune 500 company building a new automotive manufacturing operation in the Dayton area — as well as a Florida bio-medical company creating more than 200 jobs — each drew a recommendation for public development dollars Friday. A committee is sending the recommendations to Montgomery County commissioners, who...

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The promise of a Fortune 500 company building a new automotive manufacturing operation in the Dayton area — as well as a Florida bio-medical company creating more than 200 jobs — each drew a recommendation for public development dollars Friday. A committee is sending the recommendations to Montgomery County commissioners, who...
Stocks plunge after Canada arrests Chinese tech exec
 The arrest of the chief financial officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran appears to be contributing to plunging stock prices Thursday. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move seen as...

Posted: 5 days ago

The arrest of the chief financial officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran appears to be contributing to plunging stock prices Thursday. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move seen as...
Coalition: Wright-Patt has best acquisition workforce ‘in the world’
 For the Dayton region, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the gift that keeps giving. Members of the Dayton Development Coalition Thursday celebrated the base’s designation as the “preferred location” for the F-35 Lighting II fighter Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization, making the base the support hub for F-35s...

Posted: 5 days ago

For the Dayton region, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the gift that keeps giving. Members of the Dayton Development Coalition Thursday celebrated the base’s designation as the “preferred location” for the F-35 Lighting II fighter Hybrid Product Support Integrator organization, making the base the support hub for F-35s...
Dayton Power & Light CEO to resign
 Dayton Power & Light’s president and CEO Craig Jackson is resigning from the power company, company officials said Thursday. Jackson “has resigned to spend more time with his family and begin exploring new career opportunities,” a company statement said.  Jackson will leave the company Dec. 31, 2018.  The company...

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Dayton Power & Light’s president and CEO Craig Jackson is resigning from the power company, company officials said Thursday. Jackson “has resigned to spend more time with his family and begin exploring new career opportunities,” a company statement said.  Jackson will leave the company Dec. 31, 2018.  The company...
O-Neil communication center marks one year at WSU
 One year on, the O’Neil Center for Research Communication at Wright State University has found a niche in the community, managers say. Founded and funded by Miamisburg defense contractor and technical writing firm O’Neil & Associates Inc., the center opened on Wright State’s campus in the fall of 2017 as a haven for those...

Posted: 8 days ago

One year on, the O’Neil Center for Research Communication at Wright State University has found a niche in the community, managers say. Founded and funded by Miamisburg defense contractor and technical writing firm O’Neil & Associates Inc., the center opened on Wright State’s campus in the fall of 2017 as a haven for those...