romance

Dawn McCombs and John-Paul Byrne.
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John-Paul Byrne took a risk by putting a personal ad in the Village Voice, a weekly New York City newspaper, far from his home in Sydney, Australia. Dawn McCombs responded and a long-distance romance ensued.

The attorney general is warning Ohioans about an escalating scam that targets victims with phony romantic relationships.