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

Reduced tax refunds surprising some filers
 For the first time, taxpayers this year are filing under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — and initial data shows the number of refunds and the average amount is down from last year. After the tax law’s passage late in 2017, the government altered tax withholding tables, and people saw a bit more take-home this year, said Bill Duncan...

Posted: a day ago

For the first time, taxpayers this year are filing under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — and initial data shows the number of refunds and the average amount is down from last year. After the tax law’s passage late in 2017, the government altered tax withholding tables, and people saw a bit more take-home this year, said Bill Duncan...
Boil water advisory over, officials still investigating cause
 Officials are still working to learn what caused a break in a water line on Wednesday that led to an unprecedented water outage across Montgomery County. By Friday afternoon, the boil water advisory was lifted for all communities affected by the water emergency, which Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein described as “near catastrophic...

Posted: a day ago

Officials are still working to learn what caused a break in a water line on Wednesday that led to an unprecedented water outage across Montgomery County. By Friday afternoon, the boil water advisory was lifted for all communities affected by the water emergency, which Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein described as “near catastrophic...
Cox, Apollo agree to form private company
 Cox Enterprises and Apollo Global Management LLC have agreed to form a new privately held company to operate Cox’s broadcast television stations, including WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News and its other Ohio-based radio and newspaper brands. Cox Enterprises announced Friday it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates...

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Cox Enterprises and Apollo Global Management LLC have agreed to form a new privately held company to operate Cox’s broadcast television stations, including WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News and its other Ohio-based radio and newspaper brands. Cox Enterprises announced Friday it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates...
Hospitals, colleges, restaurants on alert after water main break
 Local officials said any potential health issues from consuming potentially contaminated water after a massive city of Dayton water main break likely would not be seen until today or tomorrow. Nearly 45,000 Dayton and Montgomery County water customers remain under a boil water advisory, likely through Saturday. An earlier advisory affected...

Posted: 2 days ago

Local officials said any potential health issues from consuming potentially contaminated water after a massive city of Dayton water main break likely would not be seen until today or tomorrow. Nearly 45,000 Dayton and Montgomery County water customers remain under a boil water advisory, likely through Saturday. An earlier advisory affected...
Q&A: Everything you need to know about Dayton’s water outage
 More than 400,000 people in Dayton and throughout Montgomery County were initially impacted by a water outage last night, and many residents have questions. City leaders found the break early this morning and isolated the incident to a smaller affected area and treatment plants started pumping at full capacity, returning water to the impacted...

Posted: 3 days ago

More than 400,000 people in Dayton and throughout Montgomery County were initially impacted by a water outage last night, and many residents have questions. City leaders found the break early this morning and isolated the incident to a smaller affected area and treatment plants started pumping at full capacity, returning water to the impacted...
Dayton water outage: Area hospitals respond
 Sharon Howard, a spokeswoman for Premier Health, said the city of Dayton informed Premier that it was lifting the boil advisory for its facilities as of 10 a.m. Thursday. Miami Valley Hospital North receives its water from the city of Englewood, so it was already cleared, Howard said. Premier hospitals intend to clean all the company&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Sharon Howard, a spokeswoman for Premier Health, said the city of Dayton informed Premier that it was lifting the boil advisory for its facilities as of 10 a.m. Thursday. Miami Valley Hospital North receives its water from the city of Englewood, so it was already cleared, Howard said. Premier hospitals intend to clean all the company&rsquo...
Vectren: No immediate plans to change name of air show after merger
 Vectren Corp., parent company of the region’s natural gas provider, has completed a merger with a Houston energy company, CenterPoint Energy Inc. Asked if the merger means the name of the Vectren-Dayton Air Show will change, Vectren spokeswoman Natalie Hedde said Wednesday: “No, it shouldn’t.” “In the interim...

Posted: 4 days ago

Vectren Corp., parent company of the region’s natural gas provider, has completed a merger with a Houston energy company, CenterPoint Energy Inc. Asked if the merger means the name of the Vectren-Dayton Air Show will change, Vectren spokeswoman Natalie Hedde said Wednesday: “No, it shouldn’t.” “In the interim...
Ohio voters purged from rolls will have new chance at registering
 New Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says he is reaching out to Ohioans who were recently purged from Ohio’s voting rolls. A spokesperson for LaRose said that he will reach out to an estimated 267,000 Ohioans who were removed in January after not responding to a “last chance” notice from predecessor Jon Husted. Cleveland...

Posted: 5 days ago

New Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says he is reaching out to Ohioans who were recently purged from Ohio’s voting rolls. A spokesperson for LaRose said that he will reach out to an estimated 267,000 Ohioans who were removed in January after not responding to a “last chance” notice from predecessor Jon Husted. Cleveland...
Riverside company lands $195M Air Force contract
 Riverside-based SP Global Institute has won a $195 million award from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory that will fund autonomy research, development and commercializing projects across the nation, the company said. “This is an exciting announcement for SP Global Institute and for our many partners, including Ohio University and...

Posted: 5 days ago

Riverside-based SP Global Institute has won a $195 million award from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory that will fund autonomy research, development and commercializing projects across the nation, the company said. “This is an exciting announcement for SP Global Institute and for our many partners, including Ohio University and...
Projects near Dayton airport lead industrial real estate market
 Industrial buildings were becoming more vacant for most of 2018, but new projects in Vandalia and Springfield began to counter that late in the year, a new real estate report says. Two buildings totaling 689,000 square feet of new construction were delivered to the Dayton market in the last quarter of the year, a report from real estate firm...

Posted: 6 days ago

Industrial buildings were becoming more vacant for most of 2018, but new projects in Vandalia and Springfield began to counter that late in the year, a new real estate report says. Two buildings totaling 689,000 square feet of new construction were delivered to the Dayton market in the last quarter of the year, a report from real estate firm...