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, 2005, 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 February 14, 2006.
    Signatures   Title
  Thomas E. Hoaglin   Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
  Thomas E. Hoaglin   (Principal Executive Officer)
  Donald R. Kimble   Chief Financial Officer and Controller
  Donald R. Kimble   (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
  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   Director
  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