WXVU Main Line News Minute – September 12, 2022
Written by Gabriella Raful on September 13, 2022
By: Gabriella Raful
The Radnor Township Board of Commissioners have approved a single-use carryout bag ordinance, effective Thursday, Sept. 15. Retailers and residents have six months to comply with the new ordinance. Bags used to package bulk items like fruit and vegetables, newspaper and laundry bags are exempt under the ordinance. Several municipalities in the region have banned single use bags including Philadelphia, Easttown, and Haverford townships. Additionally, Narberth and West Chester boroughs have banned single use bags. Retailers may provide recyclable bags, however residents are encouraged to bring their own bags. Under the ordinance, retailers who violate this law would carry a $50 fine for the first offense; a $100 fine for the second offense, and $200 fine for the third offense.
In other news, The Allentown School District is facing a legal battle after it claimed a teacher took part in the Capitol riots of January 6th. The teacher has sued for defamation and the civil lawsuit sheds light upon the issue of politics and the workplace. Jason Moorehead doesn’t deny he is an unabashed Trump supporter, as he says “I have some conservative values.” Moorehead also doesn’t dispute that he attended Donald Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ rally on January 6, 2021.Moorehead explained that the day after the January 6th riots, the Allentown School District suspended him and put out a press release that read in part that a staff member was “involved in the electoral college protests that took place at the United States Capitol Building.” However, Moorehead said he was never at the Capitol when the violence erupted and only attended Trump’s speech about a mile away. After numerous complaints, the school district conducted an investigation of the extent of Mr. Moorehead’s involvement in the events of January 6th. When the investigation was complete Mr. Moorehead was invited to return to teaching, although he failed to return.