Beecology Becomes Beessential


“We wanted to more clearly convey the essential role bees play in our environment and daily lives,” said David Rzepka, owner and operator of Beessential.

David Rzepka: owner and operator, Beessential.

by Jessie Schoonover

Hello, Fellow Tremonsters!

Beecology is changing its name to Beessential. The Ohio business based in Bedford Heights has decided to fine-tune its brand to illustrate the link between its naturally-inspired ingredients and living chemical-free.

I work for Beessential and I live in Tremont.  In the following months I want to pass along some of what I’ve learned about the vital role bees play in our lives, and give you more in-depth details about this incredible, local Cleveland honey-based business, Beessential.

In this introductory article in The Tremonster, I spoke with the co-owners and operators of Beessential, David and Amy Rzpeka, who, as you will find out, are beekeepers. Continue reading

Joshua L. Malone, NASA Intern

Joshua L. Malone, NASA Intern

by Maia LaVille

NASA awarded Joshua L. Malone a summer internship in April 2014, and Malone found himself learning about safety requirements and processes for the United States, International Partners and Commercial Crew Carriers.

Malone a Lewis’ Educational and Research Collaborative, or LERCIP Intern, worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, in the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate, Program and Project Assurance Division, Reliability and System Safety Engineering Branch. His responsibilities included preparing a safety checklist for payloads going to the Space Station. He also evaluated safety deliverables and projected how deliverables such as hazard analyses, hazard reports and safety data packages were documented and used for communicating safety compliance.

“The internship was a big step into my career”, said Malone.  It provided me with more work experience and an introduction to other fields of engineering.” Continue reading

Merrick House is Home Court for I CAN Schools

A special report by The Tremonster

Merrick House is partnering with I CAN Schools to provide students in their NEO Prep Academy high school athletics Program a home court in Tremont.

According to Rocky Melendez, Merrick House Assistant Director and Coordinator of Youth Services, “What Merrick House is doing is going out into the community and partnering with neighborhood schools, neighborhood churches, and other organizations within our own community so that they can utilize the gymnasium.  Continue reading