COLUMBUS - John Warner and Rose Marinucci of Newcomersown High School will be returning to the Ohio State Fair this week among the Ohio high school students who make up the 2009 All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.

The members of the Choir are selected each spring based on their ability and experience, the recommendation of their high school chorale director, geographical considerations and the consent and support of their parent or guardian.

The students arrive at the Ohio Expo Center only a few days prior to the Fair, beginning a rigorous rehearsal schedule. These talented students represent more than 100 high schools across the state.

In addition to Warner and Marinucci, other area students who are taking part this year include:

Trent Adams, Marley Cumbee, Shannon Cunningham, McKayla Evans, Meredith Evans, Katelyn Guenther, Tyler Hahn, Brad Harvey, Elizabeth Layman, John Lindig, Derrick Luke, Brian O'Connor, Michael Ondayko, and Chelsea Wheeler, all of Ridgewood High School; and Daniel Baker, Kyle Conrad, Abigail Frank, Andrew Frank, Kent Kirker, Kimberly Krebs, Alex Lawrence, all of Coshocton High School; Ella Stickradt, Buckeye Trail High School.

Following is a schedule of the Youth Choir performances at the 2009 Ohio State Fair:

Wednesday, July 29

1:30 p.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

Thursday, July 30

1:30 p.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

Friday, July 31

11:00 a.m. - Janis Center

1:30 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

6:30 p.m. - Rhodes Center Lawn

Saturday, Aug. 1

11:00 a.m. - Janis Center

1:30 p.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

7:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Sunday, Aug. 2

1:00 p.m. - WCOL Celeste Center with All-Ohio State Fair Band

7:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Monday, Aug. 3

11:00 a.m. - Janis Center

1:30 a.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

7:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Tuesday, Aug. 4

11:00 a.m. - Janis Center

1:30 p.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

6:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Wednesday, Aug. 5

11:00 a.m. - Janis Center

1:30 p.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

7:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Thursday, Aug. 6

11:00 a.m. - Janis Center

1:00 p.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

7:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Friday, Aug. 7

11:00 a.m. - Janis Center

1:30 p.m. - Main Street Stage

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park

7:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Saturday, Aug. 8

3:00 p.m. - Natural Resources Park with All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir Alumni

6:00 p.m. - Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn

Sunday, Aug. 9

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Rhodes Center Lawn

The Ohio State Fair runs Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 9. Gates will be open at 9 a.m. every morning and close at 10 p.m. each night. On Sunday, Aug. 9 gates will close at 8 p.m.

For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit us at ohiostatefair.com.

The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2009 Ohio State Fair will run July 29 - August 9.