Actor Ed O’Neill to be honored in Ohio hometown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — It’s a big day in northeast Ohio for a hometown guy who made it big in Hollywood.

Actor Ed O’Neill of TV’s “Modern Family” will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree at Saturday’s spring commencement at Youngstown State University.

O’Neill, a Youngstown native, attended Ursuline High School, Ohio University and Youngstown State.

He broke into acting after signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers and then was cut in training camp. He taught at Youngstown’s Hayes Middle School.

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