COLUMBUS Ohio Stewart Owens, a former chairman and chief executive of family-restaurant operator Bob Evans Farms, died Sept. 18 after a battle with gastric esophageal cancer, according to press reports. He was 53. Owens was brought into the company when it acquired his family’s Owens Country Sausage, which operated a namesake restaurant chain that was similar in style and appearance to Bob Evans Farms. He served on Bob Evans’ board of directors from the purchase in 1987 until 2005, ...

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