Exhibit 24


     Each director and officer of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (the “Corporation”), whose signature appears below hereby appoints Richard A. Cheap, Thomas E. Hoaglin, and Donald R. Kimble, or any of them, as his or her attorney-in-fact, to sign, in his or her name and behalf and in any and all capacities stated below, and to cause to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “Annual Report”) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, and likewise to sign and file any amendments, including post-effective amendments, to the Annual Report, and the Corporation hereby also appoints such persons as its attorneys-in-fact and each of them as its attorney-in-fact with like authority to sign and file the Annual Report and any amendments thereto in its name and behalf, each such person and the Corporation hereby granting to such attorney-in-fact full power of substitution and revocation, and hereby ratifying all that such attorney-in-fact or his substitute may do by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Power of Attorney, in counterparts if necessary, effective as of January 19, 2005.


Signatures   Title
  Thomas E. Hoaglin   Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

  (Principal Executive Officer)
  Thomas E. Hoaglin    
  Donald R. Kimble   Chief Financial Officer and Controller

  (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
  Donald R. Kimble    
  Raymond J. Biggs   Director

  Raymond J. Biggs    
  Don M. Casto III   Director

  Don M. Casto III    
  Michael J. Endres   Director

  Michael J. Endres    
  John B. Gerlach, Jr.   Director

  John B. Gerlach, Jr.    

  Karen A. Holbrook    
  David P. Lauer   Director

  David P. Lauer    
  Wm. J. Lhota   Director

  Wm. J. Lhota    
  David L. Porteous   Director

  David L. Porteous    
  Kathleen H. Ransier   Director

  Kathleen H. Ransier    
  Robert H. Schottenstein   Director

  Robert H. Schottenstein