Can't start fail2ban after upgrade

I just upgraded to the latest distro version 5.211.65-6 and noticed that fail2ban is no longer running. I tried starting it in “System Admin” but it times out. In SSH it fails too. Anyone know why this is happening or how to fix this? Thanks.

[[email protected] ~]# service fail2ban status
Fail2ban is stopped

[[email protected] ~]# service fail2ban start
Starting fail2ban: [FAILED]

[[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/fail2ban start
Starting fail2ban: [FAILED]

In boot.log I find the following errors.
e[60G[e[0;31mFAILEDe[0;39m]
Starting fail2ban: e[60G[e[0;31mFAILEDe[0;39m]

Stopping fail2ban: e[60G[e[0;31mFAILEDe[0;39m]
Starting fail2ban: e[60G[e[0;31mFAILEDe[0;39m]
/etc/rc3.d/S99local: line 10: /etc/pbx_first_boot.sh: No such file or directory

Try a amportal restart.

[[email protected] ~]# amportal restart
Please wait…
STOPPING ASTERISK
Waiting for Asterisk to Stop Gracefully…
Asterisk Stopped

SETTING FILE PERMISSIONS
Permissions OK
Removing any dangling symlinks
Dangling symlinks removed
STARTING ASTERISK
Asterisk Started
Stopping fail2ban: [FAILED]
Starting fail2ban: [FAILED]

Can I uninstall fail2ban and reinstall?
Maybe a fresh install will fix it?
fail2ban noarch 0.8.8-99_el6 @schmooze-commercial 639 k

The log file should tell you why:-

/var/log/fail2ban.log

log file stopped working when fail2ban stopped.
yum remove fail2ban
yum install fail2ban
everything works. Thanks.

everything works