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B5 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 | JOURNAL-NEWS | COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL& STATE IN-DEPTH BEAVERCREEK Crawford suit against officer, Walmart tobe triedtogether Region’s opioid battle gets boost frombig data Excessive force alleged in fatal shooting that occurred in 2014. Dayton RTA concerning bus stops. Rice said plaintiffs did not plan to reference those situations. Rice sustained Beavercreek’s motion to exclude testimony ofWilliams’ tattoo of a warthog dressed as an officer with a smoking gun. Rice sustained a plaintiff’s motion to exclude testimony regarding a minimal amount of marijuana found in Crawford’s body. R i c e ov e r r u l e d Walmart’s motion to exclude evidence of the MK- 177 being out of its box, overruled its motion to exclude employee discipline, sustained Walmart’s motion to exclude talk of punitive damages and overruled its motion to exclude testimony about how Walmart stores actual firearms. Rice also overruled Walmart’s motion to exclude the introduction of an email from a Minnesota shopper whosaid twochildrenpicked up an air rifle, pointed it at customers and therefore said such items should be stored in the same manner as actual firearms. on his cell phone talking to the mother of his two children. for failing to train or supervise. The trial has been pushed back to Oct. 28 — more than five years afterWilliams shot twice and killed Crawford in Beavercreek’sWalmart — to give the Sixth Circuit Court ofAppeals time to decide on an appeal by Beavercreek to another ruling. The appeals court ruling could impact whether Beavercreek defendants andWalmart go to trial together. Crawford, 22, of Fairfield, was shot Aug. 5, 2014 after 911 callerRonald Ritchie told dispatchers a blackmanwas holding a rifle, appeared to be loading it and waving it near people, including children. Crawford was holding a Crosman MK-177 BB/pellet rifle he found unpackaged on a store shelf. Williams and Sgt. David Darkow responded to Walmart, andWilliams fired within seconds of seeing Crawford after officers said they shoutedoutcommands. Surveillance video and evidence showedCrawfordwas ByMarkGokavi Verily, localhospitalswill work touse data to inform addiction treatment. StaffWriter ■ The civil lawsuit brought by John Crawford III’s parents against Walmart and Beavercreek police officer SeanWilliams likely will go forward in the same trial, a federal judge ruled thisweek. But U. S. District Court JudgeWalter Rice also ruled that counts against the city of Beavercreek and police Chief Dennis Everswon’t progress unless the jury finds fault in Williams’ actions. Certain claims againstBeavercreek are “predicated upon a finding that Officer Williams used excessive force when he shot and killed John Crawford,” Rice wrote. “Accordingly, there is no need to present the City’s alleged failure to train and supervise Officer Williams unless the jury first finds that Officer Williams violated Crawford’s constitutional rights.” Rice wrote that if the jury finds that, the same jury would determine if Beavercreek or Everswere responsible Other rulings by Rice in Dayton’s U.S. District Court this week: always sharedbetweenrehabilitation facilities, outpatient care and other providers. OneFifteen data will be able tomeasure outcomes as patients move through different layers of treatment and recovery. “Itmay not matter for the first patients that are willing to contribute their data, but for the patients that come after them, it will matter very much,” he said. Jonas Thom, vice president of behavioral health at Dayton-based CareSource, said there need to be more tools for feedback and coordination of care to keep up with innovation and investment in physical health. “We definitely see a need formore evidence and technology and innovation in behavioral health and in substance-abuse treatment,” Thom said. In an example of how technology and data can beusedtoimproveoutcomes in behavioral health, CareSource used claims data and reached out to providers, which contributed to a 50 percent reduction in the quantity of opioids prescribed to its members company-wide by the end of last year. ByKaitlinSchroeder StaffWriter ■ A big tech power is coming to Dayton through the most ambitious project yet undertaken by a healthcare affiliate of Google — tackling the opioid crisis. Verily — a company formerly known as Google Life Sciences — announced this week it is planning to operate an opioid rehab campus, to be called OneFifteen, through a partnershipwith theDayton region’s two largest hospital systems, Premier Health and Kettering Health Network. OneFifteen will start taking patients this spring. The announcement this week drew national media coverage, and the leader of one of the largest Ohio hospitals left that job to become CEO of OneFifteen. The campus is still being developed. It will initially include a 10,000- squarefoot building on Hopeland Street and 22,000 square feet of leased space in KindredHospital, at the corner of Albany Street and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. The final campus will have a behavioral health treatment center, rehabilitation housing and will treat patients regardless of their insurance status. “Recovery, asmany of us know, is not a 28-day process. It requires not only medical treatment but also longer-term support to build resilience. It requires stable housing, employable skills and transitions back to family life,” said Marti Taylor, president and CEO of OneFifteen. Taylor previously ledUniversityHospital at Ohio State University and was the COO of the OSU Ross Heart Hospital. Rice sustained Beavercreek’s motion to exclude testimony in the first part of the trial about Williams’ higher rates of using force andof his other use of deadly force. The judge said if the jury finds a constitutional violation against Williams, that evidence could be used in the case against the city and Evers. Rice overruled for now Beavercreek’s motion to exclude references to a “toy gun,” “air gun,” “pellet rifle” and other similar terms, again depending on the appellate court’s decision. Rice overruled as moot Beavercreek motions to exclude references to other high-profile instances of law enforcement shooting black men and to Beavercreek’s dispute with the Greater ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ TRUCKING Walmart hiring drivers for distribution center ByHollyShively StaffWriter Building on progress The full 4.5 acre campus is expected to be completed in 2020. It is in the Carillon neighborhood near the Elizabeth Place medical facility. Along with the OneFifteen buildings there will also be some “mixed use” buildings. Developers say they don’t have specific plans yet on what could be in the buildings, thoughOneFifteen officials are looking for uses thatwould complement the organization and address community needs. OneFifteen is set up as a non-profit organization, according to the company. Clinical care will be provided by Samaritan Behavioral Health, which is part of Dayton- based Premier Health, a partneronthe project. Taylor said about 40 to 60 people will be hired to work at the center. Project officials say that if the approach is successful, the project could serve as a prototype for similar efforts to combat the opioid crisis in other cities around the United States. Bloomberg reported that taking on the opioid epidemicmay beVerily’s “most ambitious undertaking yet.” It’s not clear howthe project will be funded or what its revenue projections are. Officials with Verily, Premier and Kettering Health declined to detail howmuch each partner is contributing, but said all the partners are making “significant” contributions. Alexandria Real Estate Equities, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, will develop the campus. “This is not a short-term undertaking, and it will require deep commitment from all of the partners and the broader community to have an impact on this complex issue,” Verily said in a news release. “We hope that thework of OneFifteen will be a cornerstone in advancing the field of addiction medicine, demonstrating the value of investing in behavioral health and improving the health ofcommunities.” OneFifteen is gearing up as Dayton organizations are already making progress in responding to the opioid overdose crisis — work that’s been nationally recognized for its early progress in lowering the number of overdose deaths. The opioid overdose fueled 566 accidental overdose deaths inMontgomery County in 2017, according to Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County. The preliminarynumberof overdose deaths for 2018 is 292. Walmart will add 125 truck driving jobs at its Washington Court House distribution center. After an internal review, Walmart switched to a privatefleetoftrucksratherthan continue using a third-party carrier, according to a company statement. The private fleet will need 125 drivers. The company expects to hire all drivers by May, following a nationwide plan to add 900 truck driving jobs and raisewages. The average first-year salary for aWalmart driver is $87,500, with an all-in rate of nearly 89 cents per mile. Washington Court House is around 55 minutes southeast of Dayton. “This is a business decision. After an evaluation, Walmart determined it was Walmart is adding 125 truck- driving jobs at itsWashington Court House distribution center. Data not anecdotes CONTRIBUTED Anonymous patient data will be gathered “to inform future care and add to the growing knowledge on the most effective practices and evidence-based principles,” according to Wright State UniversityBoonshoft School ofMedicine, which is a partner on the project. “This effort will implement tangible and realistic community solutions,” said Julie Gentile, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry. The mental health and addiction treatment fields have not historically done a great job using patient-level data to fine-tune treatment, said Adam Brooks, director of research at Philadelphiabased Public Health ManagementCorp. Hiswork has included research to improve substance use disorder treatment. He said behavioral health providers collect datawhen they initially assess someone orwhen they need to satisfy insurance requirements, but providers don’t do a great job using real-time patient data to monitor recovery and refine their approach over time. “We are constantly relying on anecdotal success rather than practice-based evidence, which we could get ifwewere better at marshaling data,” Brooks said. Someof the challenges are low funding. Also, the outcomes of addiction therapy can be harder to measure and quantify compared to other medical fields. “It’s always been a difficult task, and because it is a difficult task it has been difficult to get the field to prioritize,” Brooks said. A promising aspect of the OneFifteen campus and its plans to analyze data is that it will bring different levels of care together on one campus, he said. 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