Ohio is a state located in the midwestern region of the United States of America.
World War II
Steve Rogers, a young man from New York City, tried to enlist in the army during World War II, as his strong moral convictions made him perceive he had no right to stay behind when men were risking their lives fighting in the war. Despite his motivation, Rogers was rejected due to various health and physical issues.
Rogers attempted to enlist again during his visit to the Stark Expo with his friend Bucky Barnes. Barnes tried to persuade Rogers to not expose himself to such a risk, and knowing that Rogers lied about his origin on the enlistment forms, he sarcastically asked if he would be "Steve from Ohio".
Phil Coulson and Grant Ward travelled to the city of Cleveland in Ohio in order to talk to Laura Hayward, the sister of Brian Hayward, one of the Centipede Soldiers that broke Edison Po out of the Havenworth Federal Penitentiary.
Coulson and Ward drove to the University of Ohio to meet Laura, chatting about women on route, with Coulson revealing his former relationship to a cellist living in Portland, that ended with his death during the Attack on the Helicarrier. Coulson still cared about her, even though he could not reveal his survival.
Coulson was informed by Melinda May and Skye about the identity of Po's only visit in prison, Raina, who, according to Michael Peterson, acted as recruiter for the Centipede Project. Coulson deduced they wanted Po as the leader to the Centipede Soldiers due to his military background in tactical strategy.
Ward approached Laura Hayward as she exited her class, disguised as a member of the Ohio State Gaming Commission, telling her they were trying to contact his brother Brian because he won $50,000 in the lottery. Laura did not reveal that she was in contact with her brother, and dismissed Ward.
Ward asked Coulson why he wanted to use that story, and Coulson revealed he intended to use a highly suspicious approach so that Laura contacted his brother to warn him, and they could trace the call, locating him in Oakland.
Brynmore Psychiatric Facility was built in Muskingum County, Ohio as a federal-run institution for the criminally insane. The building was used by S.H.I.E.L.D. to house mentally unstable Index candidates in a clandestine sub-basement under the North wing of the complex.
Although the entire sub-basement was for use by S.H.I.E.L.D., there were only two prisoners being held there: John Bruno and David Angar. Bruno, a former member of the military, was put on the Index and held in Brynmore after he became obsessed with killing. He started experimenting with different ways to murder people until S.H.I.E.L.D. apprehended him. David Angar was locked up after being subjected to an experimental cancer treatment that used energy blasts. The treatment shrunk his tumors, but it left him with a voice that targets the central nervous system and causes people to go into a catatonic state.
David Angar sparked the interest of Calvin Zabo, who was assembling a team of gifted individuals on the Index to combat S.H.I.E.L.D. for everything the organization had done to them. Zabo, Karla Faye Gideon, Wendell Levi, and Francis Noche arrived at the front gate of the Psychiatric Facility, pretending to be lost. Gideon assassinated the guard, and Levi disabled all power and communications in the facility. Francis Noche used his strength to bend the gate so the group could enter the building.
Agent Broyles informed S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson about the situation on the Brynmore premises. Zabo's group had wrecked havoc, releasing dangerous prisoners from their confines while the power was out. Agent Bobbi Morse recovered security camera footage of the villains before the image was interrupted. Coulson quickly realized what Zabo was trying to achieve: freeing the captives in the sub-level basement.
Morse and Coulson moved in, seeing if the two deadly prisoners housed below ground were still there or if they had escaped with Skye's father. John Bruno came from the shadows and attacked Morse, but she quickly defeated him despite his fighting skills. They found Angar's cell empty with "Fight On" inscribed on the wall by Zabo, referring to Phil Coulson's high school slogan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Lincoln Campbell returned to his studies and began work in Cincinnati Memorial Hospital. Daisy Johnson and Alphonso Mackenzie reached the hospital and confronted Campbell in one of the rooms, and tried to convince him to return to S.H.I.E.L.D.. As the conversation between Campbell and Mackenzie heated up, the hospital lights started flickering. Daisy Johnson thought Campbell was causing it and told him to calm down. Campbell told her it was not him. The lights then went out, caused by the monstrous Inhuman known as Lash. After he killed a security guard at the hospital wing's entrance, he asked a nurse where to find Campbell, before seeing him down a hallway.
The battle started when Johnson and Campbell attempted to stop Lash, but only continued to escalate. Lash was slowed down by the combined attacks of Campbell and Johnson, but it did not completely stop him. Lash blasted a hole in the wall and tried to escape, but Johnson, Campbell, and Mackenzie eventually found him. Shortly after, Lash was forced to retreat after Johnson blasted a hole in the floor, by which he fell through and escaped.
Assassination of Vasily Karpov
Helmut Zemo located in Ohio Vasily Karpov, one of the former leaders of the Winter Soldier Program, who was in hiding with HYDRA having been wiped out. Zemo attacked and subdued Karpov before tying him upside down above a sink slowly filling with water. Zemo took the Winter Soldier Book from Karpov's HYDRA files and introduced himself, demanding information about Howard and Maria Stark's assassination, but Karpov refused to speak. Zemo left, taking his belongings while Karpov drowned.
In chronological order:
- Captain America: The First Avenger (mentioned)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Captain America: Civil War