YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A former Youngstown city councilman and school board member has died.

Clarence Boles passed away Monday morning. He had been hospitalized for five days and was released last Monday, according to a news release from “The Buckeye Review.” The release states that he did not have the coronavirus.

Two decades ago, Boles was elected as a write-in candidate to the Youngstown School Board. He won by just two votes. He was later elected as a 6th Ward councilman.

Boles was also managing editor for “The Buckeye Review” newspaper.

He was 70 years old.