Joyce Thorpe of Berlin Center was awarded the grand champion ribbon for her Coconut Almond Cake in the Berlin-Ellsworth Ruritan Club's 2012 pie baking contest. The event was held Nov. 3 at Western Reserve High School in Berlin Center. Winners and their entries were: Mary Jo Furman of Berlin Center, elderberry pie and cherry pie; Linda Truitt of Berlin Center, pecan pie and coconut cream pie; and Karen Grittie of Berlin Center, cinnamon apple pie. In the cake division, winners were Rita Baun of Canfield, carrot cake; Patrick Franus of Austintown, butter cake; Darlene Maxim of Austintown, chocolate caramel pecan cheesecake; Ingrid McConnell of Mineral Ridge, orange torte and Kira Ramsey of Berlin Center, pumpkin roll. Cookie division winners were, Kay Capasso of Berlin Center, cinnamon crust brownie; and Bethany Burger of Berlin Center, sugar cookie. In the specialty division, the winner was Jodi Kale of Berlin Center for her caramel apples.